Tomatoes, The Start

Farm Life

Awareness of the outside world. I believe the science. However, I am considering making masks my new normal. Covid is not the only thing out there. I kinda like the idea of not breathing in what you are gacking out. Johns Hopkins: Flu Cases Decline Dramatically This Season, Shapiro, 03/01/2021.
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We shall try, once again, to grow something. Pictured, day 1. 50% store-bought dirt, 50% pasture compost. Old feed tubs converted to plant beds.

Tomatoes because 1) they are easy? 2) While I abhor red sauce in all its forms, I will eat a garden tomato. Old German in the left bin; Beefmaster in the right.

Let the agricultural experiment begin!

Down The Rabbit Hole
Neither type is specifically listed in the database of the World Tomato Society. I tell you, there is an association for everything. The rest of the links were sales pages.

Process note. “The hexadecimal color code #ce2939 is a shade of pink-red. In the RGB color model … This color has an approximate wavelength of 618.62 nm. Encycolorpedia: Pantone / PMS 18-1660 TCX / Tomato / #ce2939 Hex Color Code. The other choice the Internet came up with was more tomato the soup than tomato the fruitable.

Survey saaays. While biologically a fruit, tomatoes are treated as vegetables because we don’t eat them for dessert. “Tomatoes are fruits that are considered vegetables by nutritionists.” Britannica: Is a Tomato a Fruit or a Vegetable? Petruzzello, no date.

Stay safe. Stay sane.
Katherine

3 thoughts on “Tomatoes, The Start

  1. You’ll need a much deeper container very soon unless you plan a lot of transplanting. A lot. . Tomatoes need more root space to grow good fruit. I used to have a big garden with fruits and veggies.
    Intelligence is knowing that the tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

  2. Try Tatiana’s Tomatobase – she sells SOME seeds, but mostly it’s a wiki about tomato varieties that Tatiana maintains. Lots of really good info about most of the tomatoes in the world.

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