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the romanian experiment

May 15, 2010

I don’t know if you know this, but we are scientists.  And right now we’re running the best kind of experiment: one that’s edible and one that’s working!  A few years ago, G was in Romania and saved the seeds from a delicious tomato on a paper towel.  I’ve never been, but I’ve been hearing from him about how amazing the tomatoes are there.  Apparently you can eat them just like an apple. So now that we have our own house, we thought we’d try to grow them, and since neither of us have particularly green thumbs, it is truly an experiment.  This is what we started with:

We did a bunch of research online and found out that we should soak them in hot water for about 25 minutes.  Actually at 122 degrees for EXACTLY 25 minutes.  I tried not to mess this up but keeping water at exactly 122 degrees is kind of hard.  Then they went straight into cold water to stop the cooking and they dried on a paper towel overnight.  We bought some containers that we could plant right into the ground and filled them with seed starter and then planted a few seeds in each.  I’m not sure if you should put more than one in a container, but we did anyway.  For the last couple of days they have been in a cupboard and we’ve been watering them, and hoping, really hoping that they would germinate.  And guess what?

TODAY THREE OF THEM DID!

I am ridiculously excited.  Perhaps this is actually going to work.  We took the tray with the germinated ones outside and now they are soaking up the sunlight.  Grow tomatoes grow!

ok, you can't really see them, but they're there. i swear!

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Garnet permalink
    May 15, 2010 5:30 pm

    Oh, man… I can’t WAIT!!!! Romanian tomatoes are soooo delicious…

    DELICIOUS!!!!

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