No this isn't one more story about a Johnny Edwards, or a Tiger Woods or a Jesse James. This is just me telling you about my 2010 attempts to get edibles growing on the Pacific coast again.
If you remember, my former near successes at growing vegetables were in a slightly warmer climate.
Heat and sunshine do wonders to ripen things up. I am not complaining, because in the weeks when tomatoes would be ripening, I would probably be wilting but I know that
just inland tomatoes get quite ripe and lush, I know they do...
And I know I said last year that I wouldn't plant tomatoes on the coast again...but I saw this packet of seeds and I didn't resist. It's not that I couldn't have, I just didn't. And then once I had these Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato Seeds in my grubby little hands, I had to plant them. Well, I guess that was a choice too. Anyway, the seedings were started, and are likely to remain, in the greenhouse. They are already 8-12 inches tall. Maybe I will put one tomato plant outside in the garden bed just (multiple choice)
(1) for fun?
(2 ) for further proof that tomatoes don't do well next to the ocean?
(3) to risk near lottery ticket odds that maybe, just maybe, this year will be a great summer for tomaotes?