[Jas and I had a brief little email dialogue.. and I thought I'd put it in here...]
- some interesting news… For growing tomatoes.. The plants love to be petted.. From when they’re big enough to pet (gently) until they’re ready to return to the soil… Research has shown this… Plus you can always sing to them too.. ;~)
Hi de ho sista,
ohohohohohoho When tomatoes are little they like crooning sorts of music, the old motown is good for that, when they get to be big enough to put out their flowers they like to really jam sometimes ohohohohoho Potatoes like heavy classical though but most baby plants like the crooning thang I suppose like all babies seem to ohohohohoho For some reason though they all seem to like the Cheshire Cat song [from Alice in Wonderland] go figure ohohohohohohoho I haven’t known many plants that didn’t like to be touched even those plants that it hurts us to touch still seem to like it when we do it hmmmmm as long as we aren’t tearing and ripping at ‘em they seem to respond to gentle touch. I have always liked to sing and gently chat with them as I am reaping their fruits too, seems to make them sorta of glad to be sharing with me. And at least once a day I like to tell them how much I appreciate them. You have to remember that they live a whole lifetime in just one growing season so time goes very quickly for them. Every year I quickly get into the habit of chatting with them every time I let the dog out to do her business. It seems like a simple thing to do to make them happy considering all that they give to us. They live such a short time and give so very very much.
love ya bunches ttfn jas