Monday, February 04, 2008

Children, I say to you, beware of baobabs!


This plants obviously are not baobabs. (I was just hoping some of you would get the reference and accept that as a reasonable excuse for lengthy absences and silences).
In my kitchen windowsill I have tomato plants (and a couple spider plants). Some of our terribly healthy, natural and organic, and prone to go bad quickly tomatoes decided to sprout inside their skins so we planted them. They've been inching along for months but took off quickly since I repotted them with fresh soil that is all enriched with vitamins, minerals, and artificially fruit-flavored sugar soaked grains, or whatever the plant equivalent of cereal might be.
Thing One and his father are very good about checking their moisture needs, talking to them, and positioning them for maximum sunshine. So far, they are not dead which means they are miracle plants. We plan to nurse them along carefully indoors so the bugs have some really good snacks in the spring when we put them out.

7 comments:

lime said...

as one who caught the reference i am compelled to inquire as to the cleanliness of your volcanoes as well....

thing one and his father would be an asset in our house.

furiousBall said...

yum tomatoes. i do loves me some tomatoes.

G said...

That must mean I need to reread The Little Prince. That's fine - I've never read it to Julian.

Nice plants anyway. Now where is that book...

Dorky Dad said...

IT'S ABOUT TIME somebody thought of the bugs. Thank you. Thank you for thinking of the world's little creatures.

S said...

I see that, like me, you do not actually have plans to eat any of the produce that it may or may not erm, produce.

I was absolutely stunned last year when for the first time in 16 years, I was able to actually grow some tomatoes, of which only approx. 50% were eaten by deer, including the plant itsself.

I am sewing my ass off missy, so I have a stash when March and the market comes. I do miss you, but if I come online, it could cost me hours! LOL

Breazy said...

I sure wish I could grow something but my black thumb just won't allow it. I love the colorful pots you have them in.

I am going to give planting another go come the spring, since we have been in the new house for a little over ten months I think I am ready to start making the outside look alive.

You have a great weekend!

Seamus said...

Sunshine????Where did you get sunshine??? ;)