[gardeners] OT-GRUMP!-cooking with tomato plants.

Diane Birmingham (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 09 Apr 1999 13:24:26 -0700

Dear M:

So sorry but maybe this will make thing seem less catastrophic.  I started
seeds for 4 differents kinds of tomatoes.   Sweet 100s, Beeksteak, Consuloto
Genevese (something like that) and Roma VFs.  One Wed. I got home and my little
greenhouse room registered over 100F on the thermometer ( I forgot to open the
window a crack in the sun was blazing in there all day AND the slider was
shut.  Well, needless to say, all my tomatoes, there were about 48 tomatoes
with there second leaves were all lying there on the seed pack soil, looking
like snot.  They had been cooked.  I was heart broken.  Haven't even had the
heart to start new ones.  Oddly enough, the Cardinal flowers which were up as
well, in the same seed pack thingy, servived and are doing nicely.  Does anyone
know how long Datura takes to germinate.  Mine have been in about a week (hope
I didn't cook them as well)

margaret lauterbach wrote:

> Everybody better stay out of my way today.  Paper is late, dog says it's
> here and he's lying.  Open the sliding glass door on a blizzard.  Damned
> calender says it's April 9, but who ever heard of "for April blizzards, may
> come your way..."  Got the aches and the garden isn't planted.  All reasons
> enough for grumping.  Margaret L