Sunday, May 16, 2010
One week into salsa season
That day, one week ago in fact, we tilled the soil, churning good in and bad out of our herb garden. We checked on the vegetable bed (two year-old beans had managed to sprout). And we triumphantly planted two tomato and one dill plants.
This was triumphant because it's taken us years only to get to the point that we thought MAYBE a tomato plant might survive, let alone produce deep red globes of salsa base.
So, to update you: Mother Nature has a damn fine sense of humor. The photo to the right here ... that one with the dead damn tomato plant. That's today (but it looked pretty much the same less than 24 hours after we'd planted it).
Turns out, Mama Green had to deliver another snow storm and several days of freezing temperatures. Damn again.
And, the dill that we lovingly planted alongside the doomed tomatoes is pushing through: This second photo shows its fresh, spring-green sprouts pushing aside the dead bits.