By Jenn Mercer
During the holidays, many people enjoy getting together for cookie exchanges.
The idea is simple and the logic impeccable.
When you make a batch of cookies, you get a lot of one kind of cookie.
If you want two kinds of cookies, you need to make two batches (mmm… no downsides here). But — if you want a dozen different kinds of cookies, your kitchen is going to be trashed; you’ll have cookies coming out of your ears, and your jeans will have suddenly shrunk two sizes.
As I tried to decide what kinds of tomatoes to grow this year, I realized I had a similar problem. Even the most expensive hybrids usually have 12 seeds to a packet. Why not have a Seedling Exchange?
As with a cookie exchange, laying out a few ground rules in the beginning can avoid a lot of disappointment later.
- Decide if this will be a strict tomato exchange or if other herbs and vegetables will be welcome. Read the rest of this entry »