I know, I know. Planting tomatoes in the garden on April 26th is a very bad idea. See, here’s the problem… This is the first year I have ordered tomato plants online. I liked the ability to select the variety I want. So, along with my seeds, I ordered some Heirloom Brandywine tomato plants from Gurney’s Seed and Nursery. I was under the impression that they would ship me the plants when it would be appropriate for me to plant them in my region. Generally, a good time to plant tomatoes for my area would be mid-May. Imagine my surprise when the plants arrived about a month early! What am I supposed to do with six tomato plants for at least three weeks?
I attempted to keep them in the house. There are multiple problems with this however. First, the family cat likes to eat them. Second, I don’t have a good south facing window so that they could get enough sun. Third, I think they have already outgrown the cells they were in and needed to be transplanted.
So, long story short, I planted them in the garden in an effort to see if they will survive.