With all of my medical stuff recently I have definitely needed an attitude adjustment. You never know where it's going to come from. Mine was in the form of Rachela the EarthBox Elf. The photo was in my inbox this morning.
This young farmer cutie is the daughter of one of my earliest readers. Avi Solomon has been a supporter and advocate since way back when before Rachela arrived on the scene. Avi was then living in Israel.
He is a technical writer par excellence and may yet convince me to self-publish a book about portable micro gardens and sub-irrigated planter systems (SIPs).
Come to New York Rachella. EarthBox needs you. We need you!
This is two year old Rachela's second season growing tomatoes. She simply ate them last season but this year she was actively involved in all the stages of planting and growing the tomatoes in the Earthbox SIP.
She's very punctual about watering the SIP, knows not to pick the green ones, and blesses the plants with a daily prayer "to make tomato feel better". We also watched the bee visit the tomato flowers.
Rachela also shares her harvest with her classmates at weekly "tomato picking picnics". Nobody's said no to eating them yet. Using the Sun Gold Cherry Tomato allows us to share the bounty without worrying about running out of ripe, sweet tomatoes.