Yesterday was the first day in a long time that I got to spend out in my garden. I've been so busy lately with many other things, but I've truly missed being able to putter around my tiny garden. I had many plants to plant, among them three different kinds of love apples. While getting ready to plant, I realized that I had neglected to tell you important information!
It feels great. Trust me. When you plant your love apples, mix and sprinkle the eggshells into the surrounding soil. Tomatoes love calcium, and this also helps to prevent blossom end rot, which is a common problem with tomatoes.
2. Plant the tomato so that part of the stem that doesn't have leaves is under the soil level. Tomatoes are wondrous things that will actually sprout additional roots from the part of the plant you put under the soil, making the plant stronger and better able to absorb water.
Now, grab a large pot or tiny plot of land that gets a lot of sun, head to your local nursery and get a tomato plant, and start planting! I've said it before, but if you are only going to grow one thing, grow love apples!