"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Sunday, April 10, 2011

twins: time to pinch

i have twins.
lots of them.
in almost every tomato square.
so my green thumbed cousin told me it was time to pinch.
it just feels so wrong!
so if you are growing with me,
and you have twins.
or triplets.
it's time to selectively pinch.
i don't like the idea myself,
but she assures me it is better this way.
more nutrients for the one plant you leave.
pinch them down by the dirt.
at a diagonal,
if possible.
with your fingernails.
i cannot say mine were diagonally pinched.
it was hard enough to pinch down by the dirt.
a diagonal pinch may have been only a wish.
so pinch.
pinch them down to the dirt.
and leave one plant growing.
i don't even want to talk about the fact that i only need three bushes to actually plant in my garden.
anyone want to adopt the rest i've started?!
i can't imagine just throwing them out.
i've watched them push their little stems right up through the dirt.
it's amazing.
that something so alive can come from a tiny little seed.
max walks like ET from behind.
and brennan is training for ultimate fighter.
i need to pack.
i think i might actually be going on this trip.
i haven't called my mom in two days.
i'm worried that if i talk about going too much i will get scared and not go.
i'm the seed.
and hawaii is the all grown up tomato plant.
i think i'm going to need a lot of watering.
t-minus 12 hours.


Sue said...

You are going to have the best time ever! Can't wait to hear all about it.


BENVANA said...

go and have fun! Max is so cute her daddy. I can't believe how big they are

Lisalulu said...

you will have fun, of course you'll miss them, but you will all survive and all of you will have a different kind of fun! can't wait to hear about it.

McVal said...

LOL! That pinching does sound like a moral dilemma...

Jess said...

I love planting time- and that is going to be a lot of canned tomato sauce and salsa. I

Amy said...

Watching plants grow is always amazing, and it is sort of like life. Sometimes to grow more, we get pinched (or so we think) but it makes a better.