Okay, I may have mentioned a time or two how these tomatoes of mine are bruising my soul. Well, I decided rather than continuing to harbor resentment toward these innocent little seedlings (that freaking refuse to grow) to just plant them. Just put them all out there and see what happens. Eggplants too. And while I'm at it, peppers. And all these herbs. Just let nature have her way with my little orphans. So I did. Mostly.
The thing is, I may have planted a few too many tomato seeds. Which is to say, there are probably tomato farmers out there right now who have less tomato seedlings than I do. I shoved tomato seedlings into every conceivable remaining patch of my dirt garden and still have two flats left. Then I squeezed in peppers and eggplants too close to the tomatoes with the assumption some of them will surely die. Basically, I have set up a Darwinian fight to the death battle. You know, between my vegetables.
Now I don’t know what to do with what I have left. I was going to give my MIL tomato plants, but when I had that idea there was an image in my mind of what said seedlings would look like and it currently does not match reality at all. Let me just lay it out there: my seedlings are embarrassing. There is just no way around it. They are these little purple things with two puny leaves which are kind of shriveled on the ends. I mean, they don’t even have the decency to be green. If they survive out there it will be a miracle. And I might have to open a tomato business.
Gardening lesson learned: If everyone you speak to with any kind of gardening experience whatsoever tells you to ‘skip the seeds on that one and just buy the plants’... LISTEN TO THEM.
I like to throw things.