It is the time of the year for garden planning I hear. The last few years I have tried to have a couple tomato plants and have not been too successful. My Sisters say I love ‘em to death.
When we were stationary we did plant a few things, but I am too cheap, lazy, or ignorant of what to buy to put on the earth to make it love me. Last year I tried planting a couple tomato plants next to a telephone pole, Shirl also gave me a cantaloupe plants I put it there too. I think we got one ‘lope. and a few tomatoes.
Shirl is very good at growing, she has a green thumb. She used to do great with tomatoes but in the last few years I think she has stuck to the small tomatoes and she grows some delicious ones. When she lived in Charlotte and I cut her grass a few times, I enjoyed cutting close enough to stop and get a hand full of Tommy-toes. That is what the little tomatoes were called in my family. Now I know they are ‘cherry or grape tomatoes’.
My most favorite sandwich in the world is tomato. I was reminded by Buddy out in New Mexico (Or where ever he is now), that he had never eaten a ‘sandwich’ until he joined the USAF. Until then we ate ‘’mater sammiges”. A mater sammige was Loaf bread, a lot of may’naise, salt, pepper and as many slices of mater as you could hold in between the bread.
Now you see why some of us boys from the South had to be taught English once we wuz away from home. If you are from the South, ‘everbody’' else’ has accents, we don’t. :-0. We even smile at y’all!
If my life and livelihood depended on knowing growing stuff, I am sure I would learn. I’d never know as much as Dar, Mel and Cher up in the north woods or Bonnie in eastern Carolina. But I would try harder.
I sit here thinking about veggies and remember the fresh corn we bought off the Amish Wagon in Lancaster,Pennsylvania last spring. DELICIOUS, now I am wanting maters and corn.
But I will settle for a nanner sammige. (Banana Sandwich)
Thanks for stopping by the log.
PS: I probably quit using the terms ‘mater and nanner sammige’ by the time I was twelve.
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