Exhilaration On The Vine

When I go into the garden with a spade, and dig a bed, I feel such an exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my own hands. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tomato Seedlings Under Grow Light

“There ain’t nothin’ in this world better than home grown tomatoes…”   Songwriter, Guy Clark,  has just about said it all for the devoted (obsessed, really) tomato gardener.   Let skeptics  laugh at tomato enthusiasts with grow lights taking up  good counter space in January and February. Those  warm, winter soups and stews, filling the soul with earthy goodness, will be worth all the ridicule.  Take for granted the abundance of sweet goodness  awaiting the garden browser in June. Vitamin C on the vine-so divine!  Adkinson, Homestead, Early Girl, Juliet, Sweet Million, Super Sweet 100, Improved Whopper – grow my little pretties; planting time is just around the corner. Count yourself lucky if you know  tomato gardeners willing to share their bounty of tomato devotion (obsession).  Sing it again, Guy.

Tomato Resources


Park Seed

Alabama Cooperative Extension Service