I bought some tomato plants. I did. Only three, but it still took some pride swallowing. The idea that I could have planted and tended all those tomato seedlings and not have a harvest was making me itchy. So I put the plants in next to the pitiful seedlings in hopes to shame them into growing.
I also planted all of the remaining tomato seedlings I was holding on to in hopes they'd have a change of heart and decide to grow for me. I've fooled around with them long enough. After watching beans grow practically as I'm looking at them, I just can't be bothered with these needy vegetables. Water me, transplant me, harden me. Enough already. (Look at this little bean seedling below. All I had to do was plant it and it has grown this much in a day. Ahem. Tomatoes.)
Meanwhile, my girls have been trying to strangle each other so I've had to tie their grabby little wrists to sticks. It is bizarre to go check on them and see that they have a hold of each other. If they start asking for food, they're getting composted.
Really I can't believe I have all of this stuff growing. The heat and rain of this past weekend seemed to create a perfect environment for seed growing, lucky for me. Unlucky for me, the weeds seem to be doing just as well, the bastards. I try to get them while they're young but I've had a few unruly weed teenagers trying to shove some of my sunflower children around. Don't worry, they've been dealt with.
I've noticed as long as I go out every day and do a little something; things seem to stay in check. For that reason, I'm a little worried about my vacation in June. I'm afraid when I come back the weeds will have formed a resistance and taken my little charges hostage. I am attempting to be an organic gardener, but if they play hardball, I might have to resort to chemical warfare.
Okay, I won't really, but it is always good to keep them guessing. Sometimes while I'm out there I like to casually mention things like Miracle Gro and Weed-B-Gon. The key is not to let them get too comfortable.
I like to throw things.