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Posted on 12 January 2008 by

How to Dig a Tomato Garden

Soil Sampler: Feed Your Tomatoes Well - TomatoCasual.comBy Michelle Fabio

One day in early spring, an 80-year-old man decided that it was time to plant his tomatoes as he had done every year for 60 years.

When he got out the shovel to dig the garden, though, he realized that he’d never be able to do all the work himself.

Unfortunately the only person who could help him was his son Vincent who was in prison. Not knowing what else to do, the man wrote to his son:

Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If only you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
Love Dad

A few days later he received a letter from his son: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 12 August 2007 by

Literary Tomato – A Poem: On The Vine

Literary Tomato - A Poem: On The Vine - TomatoCasual.comBy Tomato Queen

I don’t know why the tomato bonded
Us, this pulpy, too-brief treat
We dreamt them up on subzero days, poring
Over seed catalogs like porn, luscious red orbs of August
Grew them from seed, peeking for sprouts
Who only needed dirt, water, sun
For leggy stems to climb
We left room for roots, always

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