A military spouse's take on blooming where you are planted. I continue to pretend I am living on my dream farm while in reality, I live on a military base, gardening in a plot alongside a Navy flightline, with half of my homesteading supplies perpetually packed in boxes and have a habit of being overly involved in every community we live in. I'm a busy mom to 2 boys and a spouse to a Navy sailor soon nearing retirement. I love this chaotic life wouldn't trade it for anything!
Mar 25, 2011
"Organic" tomatoes packed in styrofoam?
Uh, huh. I rarely buy tomatoes, like maybe twice a year, but I did the other day for hubby's pizza since I obviously don't have any in my garden right now but was getting tired of tomato-less pizzas!
What do we have here?
Beautiful organic heirloom tomatoes, they were labeled "UglyRipe" but those are the least ugly heirlooms I'VE ever seen... packed in styrofoam?
Has everyone lost their d@mn minds?
I feel pretty badly since I was in such a hurry I threw them in the cart not even thinking that a company that shouts organic & heirloom on the same label would have such arcane packaging, when did I stop inspecting things like this? How about labeling them "Contradiction Tomatoes"?!
Now on to the things I can control :)
The tomato seedlings are really nice looking once pulled out of the seedling box and standing alone, this one is a Yellow Pear.
"Wait, wait - don't tell me...."!
Instantly recognizable by their cute mittened hands, you're right -
it's the Brandywine!
Holy moly - basil lovers, put this on your list...
"Lettuce Leaf" Basil, compare the little pot to my hand in the photo - the leaves are fantastically huge!
No outdoor stuff going on, it's cold! Well, not really cold (37ºnights, 48º days), but I'm looking for a reason to indulge myself in fabric one last time before spring begins in earnest. I started a quilt for my bed on Wednesday. This one is a fun challenge since I'm doing it from stash, there is nothing in the budget for yards of fabric but yet I really want a spring quilt to brighten up the bedroom and it will be fun to see what happens when left to my own devices and my stash, more on that later for those that are interested. It's probably a better use of my time and money to use what I have since I'm such a beginner, I'd hate to ruin nice quilt shop fabric!
I did find a way to part with $6 this morning at the local deep discount store:
$2.99 each for nice, thick hardcovers - how could I say no?