#100HappyDays: Tomato mania

Imagine a choir of angels singing. That's pretty much what I hear when I look at this photo. Want to know more about growing tomatoes? Read this "Tips, tricks, and warnings for growing tomatoes"
I felt sad for a few minutes, chopping down a mature shrub, stabbing a shovel into the ground to pry up its surprisingly shallow roots. But having recently taught pragmatism in my critical analysis class--the philosophy of ends justifying means--I concentrated on the outcomes of boxwood murder. Namely, piles of glorious tomatoes that will materialize come summer time.

Learning from last year's first foray into container-tomato growing, I've invested in bigger pots and arranged them for optimal sun exposure (including, removing a shrubby obstacle, ahem. Do not be surprised when that photinia disappears or is significantly shorter next season!).

I still need to provide supports (I'm experimenting with trellis and new types of cages, stay tuned) and put in a walkway, but bruschetta season is off to a great start.


1. 24 Hours of Happy
2. If loving a wheelbarrow is wrong...
3. A trip to the nursery
4. Transplants
5. Sweet peas
6. Cool as a...
7. A Butterfinger Blizzard
8. Happiness by the yard
9. Keeping the vampires at bay
10. Giving P.F. Chang's a run for its money
11. A little Spring snow in the Sierras
12. Communing with fellow comm nerds
13. Ladies' night
14. Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico
15. The shredded cedar fitness plan
16. Baby's first Easter
17. Bathmat runways
18. Oasis in progress
19. My kind of Easter egg hunt
20. Mass cookie production
21. West Coast Formation Clinic 2014
22. West Coast Ravens, smoke on!
23. West Coast Formation Clinic All Up
24. Colorful, if not magical, beans
25. Stinking roses
26. Noodle salad

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