Do As I Say…

…Not as I do. Although the tomatoes appear to have weathered the recent cold spell fairly well, they probably would have benefited from a later planting date. Check out Brian Howard’s great interview with Mike McGrath in the Philadelphia City Paper.

Notes for 2011 — Plants on Deck date is May 1.

And Then it Got Cold

POD can’t take credit for the shrink-wrapped tomatoes (thanks Diana), but when the National Weather Service lets you down (predicted overnight lows of 48 became 38 — overnight), drastic measures are called for. The wrap’s coming off this morning, but the past few days have been gusty and cold. Whaddya’ gonna’ do?

You've gotta' love the Asian Market

Tomato Protection
Brrr.
Plastic Wrapped Tomatoes
Snug as a bug.