Happy Memorial Day. Thank you to all who have served our country.
I honor this day in a bit of a strange way. I always plant my tomatoes on Memorial Day. What on earth might that do with honoring the memory of veterans, you ask?
Well, for years, I used to plant tomatoes with my Dad, who was a World War II vet. Even after we gardened in different places, I still grew tomatoes for him and, if I had to, I shipped them to him.
He will be gone 17 years this summer, but the tomato planting always helps me to remember him–& all veterans.
As a bonus this year, my poppies opened this weekend too. Very fitting.
i’ve always potted up a tomato plant and some salvia to put on the graves of my parents, grandparents and other close relatives for “decoration day.” they were all good gardeners, and good tomatoes (and green beans, sweet corn and bell peppers) were always our favorites. –suz in NE ohio
Nice. I love that.