Big, Pink and Organic

Finally, the seedlings arrived! Last fall I ordered these babies for shipment in April. I can’t wait to see what develops, I’m hoping for lots of pink, organic tomatoes. I’m all about color in the garden this year, as hinted at by the many photos of colorful tulips now blooming in the garden.

The seedlings arrived in a molded plastic container and seemed a tad bit wilted from their travels.

Big Pink Tomato Seedlings

A bit of water and a sunny spot on the windowsill has perked them up considerably.

Three Seedlings Unboxed

Speaking of tomatoes, I came across a small choice of heirloom tomatoes at a local Acme market. I’m guessing it is a Costoluto, although no name was given and they sold for $1.99/pound. Genuardi’s also sells heirloom tomatoes for $6.99/pound. In this single example, you can easily see how growing your own can help save a bit on the food bill.

Heirloom Tomato from Acme

In case you are wondering, heirloom tomatoes absolutely taste better than the average red tomato on sale in markets across the nation.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Paul Greenberg, a conservative columnist and newspaper editor at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, devotes at least one column a year in praise of the pink tomatoes that come from Bradley County, Arkansas. In 2007 he wrote, “It’s the fresh taste of summer in a blushing skin.”

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  2. Posted by tania820 on April 21, 2011 at 11:46 PM

    I certainly hope to confirm his statement this year. Thanks for stopping by, Mike!

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