Well I do! And it is time to find these babies good new homes. I always overdo it, those little seeds are so tiny and the conditions in the greenhouse, oh so right. What can I say we have germination down over here, but 450 tomatoes, what was I thinking!!!!
The good news is I have gotten a lot of help this year with seed sowing, transplanting and bed digging. We were blessed by traveling interns from Community Rebuilds in Moab Utah,
lovely, hard working hands from my SFCC Gardening days,
and my very own garden school for wee ones
So thanks to all this help, we have been getting the job done and it is time to give back.
What to do with all this abundance? We only have 1/5 of an acre and it is pretty much full already!! For the past 17 years I have worked in Santa Fe with School gardens or Garden Education of some kind so my greenhouse and hard work went to good use growing for the masses… Until this year! (not counting my own little garden school of course).
My world has grown so small and yet I have never worked so hard in my life. It’s an odd feeling I must say, and simply feeding my own family and friends simply does not feel like enough when one in every five people in New Mexico experience hunger of some sort. It is just not right and right now it feels really hard to do anything about it.
So my simple, humble attempt to nourish a few more people than my tiny family this season is to give away my healthy baby tomatoes to people who are working with school gardens/ non profits this season and can offer them a good life and help bring food and farming to the future gardeners of our community and healthy food to anyone (and everyone) who needs it. (Sadly this offer is only for my local readers, as I am not mailing baby plants anywhere)….
but if you are a local and working to feed, teach and grow this season I would be honored to give you some plants. First come first serve so…
Leave a comment letting me know who you work with a which ones you would like and you can help me feed more people!!!I will arrange a drop off time in Santa Fe with you in the coming weeks.
Tomato list- (most of the seeds I used I have saved myself over the years, but I am pretty sure the link below were the original sources and will give you a description of the varieties)