My tomatoes were pretty sad last year because my neighbor has a black walnut tree hanging over my garden. This year I made sure to get tall pots for the porch that is in direct sun- my pots are 17″ tall, and I put two heirloom tomato plants in them. I grew these plants from my seeds from last year. Each tomato is about 12 ounces (1.5 cups of tomato!) and they are delicious. I think there are also some grape tomatoes in there somewhere. When I seeded them indoors, they took forever to grow, but once mid-June hit, they were off and running! A gardening expert I talked to about my non-growing begonia bulbs said that growing season is 6 weeks behind because of the cold weather, so do not fret my fellow gardening friends.
While my friend Melissa and I were having our own seed exchange (which we call our “Pokemon Seed Exchange”) she was telling me about Seed Savers. It is a non-profit dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Melissa wants to maintain a collection of heirlooms so when the world goes to pot, she’ll have plants that will bear seeds for next year. Then she can be the Proverbs 31 woman that cares for her family when zombies take over.