So one of the pitfalls of now working at my local garden center is getting to see the weird and rare stuff as it comes in.
That doesn’t sound like a problem right?
But it is. See in the past when I’d schlep down I’d just buy what was available that day, and while there were always goodies- the really rare heirlooms and the like most likely were snapped up.
But now I see them as they come in- which makes resisting an impulse purchase very very hard.
Case in point.
These guys are a local heirloom tomato cross.
They look super weird though- have you ever seen a tomato look like that?
We get signs for some of the weirder stuff so I took a look:
Looks like something from Star Trek.
Looks like something from…
Yes I know I know.
I said no more tomatoes till April. But… it’s a weird one!
It was also fairly young which is a good thing. The roots were not terrible developed so I used some tappin roots to water it as a precaution.
So my new crazy acqusition is getting the same treatment as my earlier, crazy purchase and gettin a temporary gallon home before being put in a bed in April.
Well at least the weather is unseasonably warm right?
It’s pouring buckets today!
I give up.
4 thoughts on “The madness continues”
Oh goodness; a tomato from outer space.
it looks space worthy for sure- the leaves look odd too. Maybe that’s the rule for early tomatoes- only the weird ones.
I suspect that the weird ones are more marketable.
yes but this one is a local cross from flatlands so it’s a weird one that’s tasty and most likely WILL grow here. trifecta of tomato perfection!