Pampered Tomatoes
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 05:49PM

Every year I am really especially excited to grow tomatoes.  They are to me other than garlic, the most delicious vegetable I can grow.  And don't get me started with all the bazillion varieties.  
Last season I found I just didn't have the room in my grow room to grow all the tomatoes I wanted.  They struggled along last season okay, but I wanted better for my prize crop.

This season, those tomato babies don't know what hit them!  I sent them to a tomato spa of sorts!  My friend Darryl has grown the best tomatoes for the past several years I have been here, and each season I have drooled over his stalky, strong, healthy plants as my leggy tomatoes swayed in the distance.  This season, Darryl is growing my tomato starts for me.  I know they are in such good hands, and today went for a quick visit to see how they were doing.

Darryl, seen here is a master vegetable gardener in his backyard with many delicious edibles happily growing in rock beds.


As you can see in his greenhouse, the tomatoes are healthy, happy and plentiful.  Not only is he growing 80 plants for me, but also many for sale here on Gabriola.  I would suggest that if you are looking for tomato starts on Gabriola Island, this is the man to talk to.  


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