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.


Posted on July 25, 2011, in The Pittsburgh Project, Urban gardening, Work. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. What a fun post! I remember our hands turning green/yellow as children.

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