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Dreaming of tomatoes | Tilling Times


Last updated 5/4/2022 at 12:45pm

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According to journalist and gardener Erica Grivas, Seattle is "One tough tomato town. It's not impossible, for sure, but oh it takes guts."

Marina is the treasurer for the Mukilteo Community Garden, and she is becoming our tomato expert. She thinks of tomatoes as "my soul focus in the garden, my main source of pleasure and anguish, but also lots and lots of tomato sandwiches."

In past years Marina grew tomatoes in her p-patch garden and later in patio pots. The results were disappointing. The tomatoes planted in the ground took up lots of real estate but yielded relatively few tomatoes. The...

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