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Tenuous transplants

By Penny Stine

My husband and I went to Nebraska for the 4th of July. My mom's garden is looking much better than mine, thanks to glorious sunshine all day long. She composts everything, so she often gets volunteer plants that spring up all over her garden. This year, she had at least a hundred volunteer tomato plants.
 

 

We dug up as many as we had room for in the car, and I brought them back to GJ to transplant to my garden. They weren't too happy after riding on the floor of the car and getting transplanted on a hot day, but the rain that fell on Sunday hit my house and soaked them after I'd already watered them. They were quite happy about that.


However, after the 95 degree temps yesterday, I went out to see how they fared.
Most of them were a little shocked.

 

 

Some of them were a lot shocked.

At least one or two were downright dead. (I didn't take a pic of those - who wants to be reminded of dead plants?)

Since we probably have a good two and a half to three months before we freeze, I figured it wasn't too late to transplant tomatoes. And doesn't everyone need 25 tomato plants in her garden? 

 

 

 

 

 

Well... I suppose not if they look like this one.

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