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Looking toward the Blue Ridge Mountains over the Black Mountain Golf Course

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Going to seed

 Happy Earth Day! May our Gaia continue to heal in order for life to continue!

This is my tomato nursery...where seeds that started sprouting in a tomato have now been planted!

A day later...

And after culling the many to assist the few...


A sister tomato is outside, also has sprouting  seeds...but I haven't cut it open...I decided to let nature take its course. These Mexico grown tomatoes are packaged in San Antonio, and say on the pack to not refrigerate them. Mmmm, I'm not sure I'll continue to purchase this kind, but they are delicious! Well, maybe I'll grow my own!

About where the stick is pointing toward the tomato is where a little shoot is pushing through the skin. I would guess the pointed highlight toward the bottom of this photo is another shoot about to burst through. Our weather has backed down a bit this week, so that should slow down these seeds.

I've added more dirt, to almost cover the tomato. Due for a couple of nights near freezing...so that means I'll probably put a sheet over the gardenia bush, or rather its remains. Something really hit it hard this winter, and half of it seems dead. Well, it was a good plant that lasted many years!

Note on Thursday...I poked some holes with a fork in the skin, thinking that might help the shoots to get through. We shall see. It was really cold this morning!

Today's quote:

The principle of cause and effect is the truth that allows us to better ourselves and the world around us.



19 comments:

  1. This is new to me and very cool, but how do you know if the seeds have sprouted if they are under the tomato?

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    1. The first ones were obvious when I cut up a tomato to eat, and noticed all those seeds had sprouted. The other had been purchased at the same time, so I figured its seeds had also started to sprout...so it's a guess. And since the cooler weather has slowed their development, I don't know if the ones out on the balcony will sprout. Usually the food we eat doesn't sprout, unless it says it's organic.

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  2. ...ah in upstate New York fashion we woke to snow this morning, take care!

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    1. Lots of other bloggers also have talked of the snow that they got...sigh, that's how spring happens.

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  3. I would have volunteer cherry tomato plants every year in the garden I once had at a previous abode. Tomatoes sprout well.
    By the way I never refrigerate tomatoes.
    We had snow here yesterday and below freezing temps today.

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    1. Oh my, I hope your plants are all ok. I used to refrigerate tomatoes.

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  4. Happy Earth Day to you too, Barbara, and to all the world in fact. Like you I hope that Gaia can recover from the harm and indignity we have imposed on her.

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    1. It is a big thing to think about, the whole world's difficulties.

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  5. We have little cherry tomatoes that reseed in the garden every year. Do you plant a whole tomato? Is that what I'm seeing here? That's so cool.

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    1. I thought I'd just put the whole tomato in the dirt, to see what would happen.

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  6. Good luck with your tomato, you'll have to give us an update.
    Happy Earth Day!

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  7. Tomatoes are best unrefrigerated. I usually grow tomatoes but didn't last year and won't this year either. It requires too much work for me these days.

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    1. A lot of varieties in this area have had a blight which kind of hurts getting tomatoes homegrown.

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    1. Perhaps. But I'm trying to cut back the amount of things I have to take care of.

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  9. I've never seen tomatoes grown that way! Interesting.

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