Today being Earth Day, or “Planet Day” as it has been referred to at REDD today, we are going GREEN:
Each year Earth Day focuses on something we should do every day: consider how we can be more ecologically responsible.
A large part of this is a focus on buying local foods, when available. In my opinion, nothing can be more local than something someone plants and harvests themselves at home.
If you live in a city or anywhere that lacks the proper space for a full garden, there are plenty of options now for planting indoors, on window ledges, and even in upside down hanging bags. I am not personally familiar with them, but would be interested in perspective on their effectiveness of producing fruit.
Robert Redd is represented by the fruit of the tomato plant, in years past referred to as the “love apple.” Below is a link to a fairly comprehensive site on how to grow these delicate plants. I personally have witnessed thousands of tomatoes grow over the years; my grandfather planted them every spring that I can remember. It can be a challenge to have them grow to their full potential, but with the right amount of effort and the right conditions, they will produce a fruit that will make you never want to buy another one from the grocery store…unless you absolutely have to.
How to have successful tomato plants
I encourage each of you to take time and plant something this spring. It’s a wonderful experience, for both you and the environment.
Happy Earth Day and Happy Easter Weekend!