About a month ago, when I was still in the Boston area, I spent a day gardening with Kathy from Skippy’s Vegetable Garden (my favorite gardening blog). I had a great time, and I learned a lot from her about growing various vegetables. I gave her one of my cayenne seedlings (more on those in a later post), and in exchange she gave me two of her tomato seedlings. I planted them in pots on my fire escape and tended to them attentively; I definitely count myself amont the many gardeners who find tomatoes the most alluring of all garden vegetables. I brought tomato seedlings to DC when I moved down earlier this month, but for the last two weeks they have been in the care of my roommates while I went home to Olympia for a couple of weeks. I was happy to see that they are still in great shape:
When Kathy gave them to me they were cute, bitty little things, dwarfed by the terra cotta pots I put them in. When I brought them to DC 2 weeks later they were bigger, but still manageable for moving purposes. Now, after another two weeks (this time in the DC heat), they’ve outgrown their pots. After I took this picture I got some bigger pots and gave the tomatoes their new home. One is an heirloom variety, Purple Calabash, the other is a hybrid called Orange Blossom. I’m planning to get some sort of cherry or grape tomato plant to accompany them.