Goldie tomato with two suckers: do you see them?
It is the time of year when I think I would save myself a lot of time if I simply used tomato stem-colored towels in my house. As it is, all human towels (as opposed to dog or car or beach towels) in the house are white, thus, my personal one has the distinction of having a rather unpleasant sage-green cast to it.
Tomato tasks (trimming, staking, tying) are one of the least enjoyed of my garden repertoire. I’ve opined on this issue probably every year I have been blogging, but it remains the same: I do not like the work of tomatoes. Perhaps it’s only because of the green sap that covers my arms and person; you’d think I was fastidious in my habits but let me assure you I am not. And I don’t need to trim, stake or tie my tomatoes to get a harvest out of them but I do, because doing so encourages a better (bigger, less sickly) harvest. And I do like a bit of tidiness in the gardens.
Ah well. I can solve my problem easily by using those sage-colored dog towels in the basement. But what would I complain about then?