You see, the tomatoes are growing from seed. In the house. (I never got that greenhouse put together.) They are not very happy. I am not very happy. They are quite leggy.
However, according to my father, who is the tomato expert, you can plant them with most of the tomato sideways under the dirt and they will be fine. Legginess is o.k.
But it bothers me.
I don't want to put them out too early.
But I am tired of tending to them. And it shows. I forgot to water them for a few days. Most of one type died. And the rest of the vegetable garden is beginning to perk up. Tiny, but alive and growing.
But the vegetables outside are mostly cold weather vegetables.
It's been much too cold, wet, and rainy the last couple of days to work outside much. But it should warm up soon. And then - then it will be perfect weather for transplanting the tomatoes.
Oh, I know it's a bit early to put them outside. A late freeze could demolish all my plans for tomato sauce, hot sauce, and fresh tomatoes. And Easter is late this year - my personal crystal ball for foretelling the weather.
Still, I am tired of them in the house.
But they really aren't any trouble. They don't make any noise. They don't run around the house. They don't tear the place up.
And yet - like guests that stay too long - I want them out of here!
Although I suppose I can try to be a good hostess for a while longer.
Grrrr.....How much longer can this madness go on?