I am not a good gardener. I watch Central Texas Gardner on local PBS station every week. I watch the show and pay special attention to the plants that should work best in the conditions in our yard.
We have a lot of shade trees and portions of the yard receive little sunlight. After watching, I go to the nursery and of course cannot remember what I am supposed to buy and end up buying all the wrong stuff.
During this pandemic we are seeing shortages of everything from toilet paper to basic groceries. I can hardly keep up with what I should be trying to hoard. No wait…I am not being a good citizen if I hoard. My solution…plant an old fashion victory garden. Sort of a victory garden.
So why do tomatoes cost $7.50 each? Amazingly simple…I spent a total of $15.00 on one tomato plant, a lovely blue wire stand, and some new soil. Planted the tomato plant in a fairly good size pot on wheels. Wheels? So, I could move if necessary, to improve exposure to sun light.
I am not asking for a farm subsidy nor am I going to start a GoFundMe page. All I am saying is, these are going to be some pricey tomatoes.
The result, and I may be premature in this analysis, is that I have two tomatoes. I have not harvested them…YET! If I can bring them to the table…they will cost $7.50 each.
I am not sure if I can truly call that a victory.
Happily Married to Michele and living in central Texas.