You know folks think you’re gardening obsessed when…

…when you offer them some compost tea and they think you’re offering them a cool beverage to drink.

Or…when you hand them a tomato sucker and tell them, “Take a broom stick and make a hole about a foot deep and stick this (the tomato sucker) in it.  Water it and firm the dirt around it.  You should get a new plant,” and somehow they take away from that that you’re telling them to plant a broom stick.

Well, I can think of worse things to be “obsessed” with:  Lying, cheating, stealing, booze, drugs, gambling.  So, as obsessions go, this is a pretty innocuous one.  You get free food (unless you’re growing that $100 tomato), free exercise, free meditation time.  Nope, I don’t mind being obsessed.

And you learn to get free plants EG style.  After watching his video on rooting and pruning tomato suckers, about a week ago I stuck four tomato suckers that I pruned from my cherry tomatoes into the ground and ended up with three growing tomato plants.  Here’s a photo of the largest one looking sung and cozy.

So, is it just me or has anybody else had somebody say something like that to them? 

Happy Gardening!!!



  1. July 1, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I rooted a Sungold sucker for my neighbor, and it’s growing great guns.

    • gardengoodies said,

      July 1, 2010 at 9:19 pm

      I tried to do it before and they always died. I was lucky.

  2. Toni Parker said,

    July 1, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    No funny gardening stories… but I enjoyed yours!

    • gardengoodies said,

      July 2, 2010 at 8:40 pm

      It gets to be loads of fun around here sometimes.

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