The next spring, "Mr. A" was more determined than ever! Of course he was. He reworked the garden plot, used wire caging that is meant for pouring concrete pillars, and expecting that the tomato plants would be gargantuan, just like the garden tour people, and planted less in the same space.
I don't have pictures from last year, but the tomatoes did start to get really big, and he was thrilled. Until one morning, we walked out to the garden and the tomato plants were stripped. They were so well camouflaged, we almost didn't see the, the, I don't know what they were! About 5 inches long, exactly the color of the plant, and about an inch around. Disgusting, I tell you! I hear some people eat them. They were almost big enough to rope and ride!
SEVEN BUCKS!!! It comes with everything you need! A hanging pot, seedling tray, two types of seeds, coconut fiber pith as soil, and an instruction booklet that is less than instructional. The coconut fiber comes in a 4" x 2" block, but when you add water, it becomes a bucket full of soil. That was fun.
So here's the deal. When they get to be about 4 or 5 inches you push the larger tomato roots from the bottom of the pot through the hole in the bottom of the hanging pot, put some soil inside the pot to hold the roots in place, then plant the grape tomatoes in the top of the inside of the pot. We'll see. And he is still busy moving them around from room to room, wherever there is sun! So he's happy, which, in turn, makes me happy.
Hmmm. Let's see. These look alot like salad sprouts, or, or, coconut palm trees! Heeeeyyy!