Monday, March 09, 2009

From Which Big Juicy Succulent Heirloom Tomatoes Come

I find it hard not to be utterly fascinated by sprouting seeds which eventually become huge plants bearing food.

It's been about 2 weeks since I planted a bunch of heirloom tomato seeds from packs dated 2005. I had given up hope and this weekend I planted some newer seeds. This morning we had a brief rain shower and suddenly I see a tomato sprouting. This is obviously from the old batch as it's too soon for Saturday's seeds to be sprouting.

It's funny -- this one already has little tomato hairs on the green stalk!

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