I thought, “Well, that’s creative to plant them in a pot with nasturtiums and sunflowers.”
“Hmm…this is interesting.”
Surely, this is it, right?
You guessed it. Tomatoes.
I’m starting to laugh out loud now, thinking “why would two people need more than 50 tomato plants?”
Well, this was my father-in-law’s second year starting tomatoes from seed instead of buying transplants. He had a little bit of trouble last year and this year the first packet he planted resulted in NO tomato plants. None.
So he bought two more packets and planted all the seeds. This time almost all of them came up (of course). But now he didn’t have the heart to thin them out. He transplanted every single one.
He’s hoping that:
- Since they got a late start, even if each plant only produces a couple of tomatoes, they’ll have a lot just through quantity of plants. AND
- He’ll find some people who are just waiting for some nice tomato plants.
I think he’s covered on the first count, and he said that they’ve given a bunch away even though I counted more than 60 plants. Hmmm.
What do you think? Do you find it hard to thin (i.e., throw out) seeds that you’ve started, even when you know that they grow better when thinned?