By Michael Nolan
I thought about titling this post “Where in the heck is Michael Nolan” until I realized that some of you probably forgot who I was it’s been so long!
Okay, I know it has been a long time since I dared show my face around here but I had good reason, and that good reason is what partially led me to my return to Tomato Casual as well.
Last week I finally relocated to the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia into a fantastic neighborhood called Riverside.
This is very much a neighborhood on the mend (and you know how I like a hands on project), so I am happy to be here and to be surrounded by people who have even showed an interest in possibly starting our own community garden!
But I digress (and I’ll talk more about that stuff over on Urban Garden Casual in the coming weeks anyway). What I really wanted to talk about is my new tomato plants for 2009.
As I mentioned before I just moved which means that I didn’t have time to start seedlings for the heirloom tomato varieties I really wanted to grow this year, so I had to make do with seedlings that I could find available for purchase and unfortunately I was only able to find one heirloom tomato seedling type at the stores I went to.
Therefore, Mr. Stripey is my token heirloom plant this year. He joins the Patio, Big Boy and the Better Boy as the first four tomato plants to make it to the new casa.
Because the weather has been a bit unpredictable so far this season (we had snow flurries on April 7th!) I chose to put these first plants into pots that I could move into the garage for the cold and windy days which appear to be behind us for now. Maybe these first tomato babies will find their way into the ground over Easter weekend!
I just want to say that I am really happy to be back with my Tomato Casual family! I’ve missed you all and look forward to sharing with you for another amazing season!