a treacherous assault on tomato baby #3.
the tomato instructions said that after developing a few sets of leaves, the babies should start going outside a couple of hours each day to get used to the elements. a few days ago, i had to work late, and asked josh to bring them back in before dark. when i got home that night, i found a fallen baby. much like the late #2, #3 had become unable to stand on its own, toppling under its own weight and snapping in the process. i was ready to give up, take the hint, accept my consistent pattern of collapsing plants rather than growing them. but the next day, josh admitted that what i had found was the result of some rough handling on his part. so, after some rough handling of josh on my part, i went to check on the baby, and miraculously-- it had raised its head toward the grow light again! i guess it didn't snap all the way, so there is hope. i have re-planted it much deeper in its container, so it's back to standing up and going strong. fingers crossed.