Green-thumbed Tomato Wranglers
I no longer have any doubt where the saying “you have a green thumb” originated. It must have been from someone who spent all day working with tomatoes. Last Friday I not only had a green thumb, I had a whole green hand!
I’ve heard that tomato growing is labor intensive – it’s true. Besides multitudes of diseases they can catch, tomatoes grow like weeds. One of the ever-present tasks at The Pittsburgh Project farm is ‘stringing up’ the tomato plants to keep them from falling over. Melody and I spent several scorching hours on Friday afternoon wrestling the tomato plants. I bet you never knew they could be so feisty.
Eventually, we won the battle, and all was well.
We ‘heart’ tomatoes even when they give us much heartache.