By Kathy Widenhouse, award-winning writer and owner of Tomato Dirt, a leading online source of for growing tomatoes in the home garden.
Garden gloves – off!
Tomato Dirt introduces Tomato Masters … a friendly competition among tomato gardeners as we cheer each other on to tomato-growing success.
Our idea is simple.
Tomato gardeners are a sociable and supportive bunch. We like seeing others’ gardens and produce. It’s fun to share with each other, learn from each other, and admire each others’ tomatoes.
So why not encourage each other and cheer each other along, especially if along the way some of us get to brag about our successes? Tomato Masters is a competition but it's also about sharing and inspiration.
We admit it: we’re making this up as we go!
Gardeners agree that part of the fun of growing tomatoes are the bragging rights: first tomato in the neighborhood, most prolific tomato plant, tastiest tomato …
It’s true. Size is not everything, especially when it comes to tomatoes. But to be honest, when it comes to awarding Bragging Rights we have to start somewhere. Weight is a logical place. It’s a measurable parameter.
(By the way, the whole idea of Tomato Masters Bragging Rights began with those Big Zacs we grew. When the scales tipped 2 pounds, we were thrilled. Naturally, we thought that other Tomato Dirt-ers probably had their own tomato success stories – and we wanted to hear about them.)
So here’s the dirt. Our first series of Tomato Masters Bragging Rights will go to the gardener who sends us documentation of largest tomato, by weight.
During this first go-round, we will give 3 awards:
(Gardening friends in the southern hemisphere, please cheer us on. If all goes well we would like to offer Bragging Rights to you during your upcoming growing season, too.)
Thank you for your enthusiasm and for sharing your tomato successes with other gardeners! We look forward to seeing your tomatoes and being inspired.
Read about Tomato Masters winners
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