This is Part One of a three-part series. Read the Intro here.
Blue Cream Berries…Lemon Drops…Matt’s Wild Cherries…Black Cherries…Frosted Green Doctors…Supersweet 100 Cherries…Sungold Cherries…Gold Rush Tomatoes…Beam’s Yellow Pear…Peacevine Cherries……..happy (slightly embarrassed) sigh.
Yes, I have all these cherry tomatoes currently growing in my garden. In February, my sweet garden-loving, God-seeking soul friend and I started almost 1,000 tomato plants by seed in our church and school garden.
Every year, near Ash Wednesday, we help hundreds of kids from ages 3 to 16 years bury these tiny fuzzy seeds in the dark soil. Within a week, we all marvel at how a little seed has all it contains to become this little plant with baby seed leaves breaking through the moist soil, eventually growing into a big plant bearing tasty summer fruit. All from one little seed.
August is the time we fill our cheeks with bunches of cherry tomatoes, decide which ones we like best, and save seed for next year’s planting and tomato sale…yes, you can come buy your own tomato plants too!
So here they are….