Over the last three years I have had my share of success
in the vegetable garden
I realize this is not something really earth shattering
because tomato's will pretty much grow
anywhere they are planted
but what is astounding is how many tomato's
the average garden geek
(which would be me)
can get from a single plant
It seems like it's a never ending
So this year I have 9 plants in the garden already...
most are heirloom and interesting varieties
but I have a few of the old favorites like
San Marzano, Better Boy and Sweet 1000's
Then today this arrived...what the...?
It came from Burpee
I completely forgot that I had ordered this special 3 pack of tomato plants
way back in December!
so here is the pitch:
this tomato is a Burpee exclusive
and when mature, each tomato is supposed to weigh 2 lbs
and be 5 inches high
it's virtually seedless
are you kidding?
and it makes great sauce?
no wonder I ordered it!
When I finally pulled the saucy little plants out of their plastic space suit
they looked a bit tired and dehydrated
not so super
the instructions say to feed them luke warm water
and let them rest for a day
and then plant them
so that's what I'll do
Now...do you think they will be a super star in the world of tomato's?
a SuperSauce star?
a big fat dud?
You now have read the first chapter of
The Tomato Chronicles
more chapters to follow