Curiosity and a sense of economy if not self-preservation allows me to put aside any reluctance to have green tomatoes ripening on a kitchen counter. Seeing one more day of life to them (& me ) and some warmth and friendliness in the relationship; for all of which, I am grateful.
And with the above I can agree.
Remember, I used to do the same thing of bringing in greenies and all that but with incressing age and mobility problems I just don't do it anymore.
But I will confess to having Freda, who does all my gardening for me now, bring in a few just to ripen on my tomato seed packing table in the backroom, mainly a few where I've been desperate for some more seeds of certain varieties.
That even though I'm blessed to have three great friends who do most of the seed production for me, two in NC and one in IL.
So even right now I'm almost ashamed to tell you that a few somewhat withered ones are still on that table, mainly some miniature fruits of Orange Minsk Heart, a heart version of the original much larger Orange Minsk, which I love.
As far as the Ludmilla ones, and there are several, my favorite being Ludmilla's Red Plum, not a paste, all of the ones I got from Reinhard Kraft in Germany and he was the originator of them, have been darn good varieties.
And I think three of them ( a pink heart, the yellow and the red plum ones) I'll still be offering in my annual seed offer at Tomatoville when that comes around. And I still list I think the red plum one in my SSE listings for 2012. But I had so many new ones to SSE list that I had to drop many varieties, and others I had to drop b'c of seed age.
Ever since I've been confined to this walker and can no longer grow the many hundreds of plants and varieties I used to each year I've concentrated on growing varieties that will be new to all or mostly everyone.
So if any of you have a family heirloom not yet made public, here I am and I do offer varieties in return. It's the ONLY time I do trade seeds b'c for many reasons I'm not one who does trade seeds.
And now I have to hurry up and get out to the LV b'c I'm a tennis fanatic and the mens Final ATP event is being held in London this week and opening matches start today.
I do have my priorities, ya know.