Monday, May 12, 2008

Tomato Porn

The Dream

The Reality


I don't do vegetables. In the coming apocalypse, I'm screwed; forced to reckon with the many poisonous noncomestibles I've sunk into the ground. My neighbor forced upon me a tray of tomato seedlings that another neighbor, the fabulously vital 91-year old Bertha, had in turn, forced upon her. Apparently these poor seedlings have been making their way around Austin like a couch-surfing bass player with B.O.
I decided to put them out of their misery by planting them myself; a sure death penalty. I put them in this huge plastic bucket my sister gave me, with some decent soil, to at least give them a fighting chance.
But now they're on their own.

2 comments:

Bonnie said...

No, no, you can do it. Just a little watering every 3 days or so. And they need some nice fertilizer. Just a little foliar feeder from a hose end feeder every week. Be nice to them and they will flavor your salads all summer!!

Laura said...

yes, you can do it--if i can, you can. and i didn't even fertilize!!! i love this post, it really cracked me up, i have passed it along to friends of mine.