Ralph the Tomato Update
I recently posted on the demise of Ralph the tomato plant. Several readers remarked that they were not surprised as they have had similar disappointment with the “Topsy Turvy” system.
Mrs. C had of course blamed me for not planting Ralph carefully enough. She was sure I did not put in enough dirt, did not water well, and had probably broken his stem. I was very pleased when readers reaffirmed my position that the “Topsy” system sucked and the demise of Ralph was not my fault.
Mrs. C takes great pleasure in proving me wrong, so she purchased another tomato plant, Ralph II. I scoffed at her attempt; secure in the knowledge that based on my attempt and the unsuccessful attempts by several readers to produce a tomato by growing the plant upside down, clearly meant that her attempt would be futile.
Mrs. C planted Ralph II in the Topsy system. I offered no help. This was a week ago. So far Ralph II is still literally hanging in there.
Mrs. C is warming up her “I told you so.”