Obviously I am a severely addicted gardener. There is no questioning that. My boyfriend, however, not so much. Never really growing anything, he is a plant murderer so far. He killed the few plants I left him to take care of last summer.
I'm hoping to change all that. Slowly I am trying to convert him into a farmer. Someone who loves to live off the land. Who can grow things. Someone who cares about heirloom tomatoes and understands the beneficial insects in the garden. He must learn all these things otherwise I will have to trade him in! Well, I won't be that drastic but you know what I mean.
Today, we are going to get lots of soil and we are going to pot up three heirloom tomatoes for him to tend this summer. He will be growing Cherokee Purple, German Johnson and Black Cherry. He is already excited about the history and descriptions of these tomatoes so I am hoping that this little exercise in tomato care will get him into the spirit of farming a bit.
Hopefully this works so that I don't have to be the only plant nut in the house. It's fun to share gardening with others and even more fun when they don't mind spending hours looking at plants at shops and others gardens. Really, it's all part of my evil plan to get what I want!
These pots should be plenty big enough!