Dear Farm Journal,

My baby specialty tomatoes graduated today from the 72 trays into the larger individual pots. I love this step of transplanting, and heirloom and specialty tomatoes are by far my favorite veggie to grow as well as eat. Today I transplanted cherokee purple, indigo apple, copia, and sunrise bumblebee cherry tomatoes. I had to get that last one just for the name, and they looked so cute in the High Mowing seed catalog, especially in the dead of winter while we were working on spring planting plans. We are at the point in the season where we refuse to purchase tomatoes that come from California or Mexico. We are patiently…actually impatiently waiting for our own tomatoes to grow and ripen. That first batch of pico de gallo, salsa, or just a vibrant juicy tomato with a sprinkle of salt is well worth the wait. Grow little babies, GROW!



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