Photo: Attempting to repair a split tomato stem with strips of plastic from plastic grocery bags
I was careless in the garden with my Pink Brandywine tomato plant that was already forming fruit. The stem split in half at a long diagonal. Instead of starting all over, I had two options. I could piece it together and hope the halves fuse back together or I could stick the other half in the ground and hope it takes root.
I decided to try and piece the halves together using strips of plastic taken from a plastic grocery bag. I first cut small strips to tie the stem back together. Then I took long strips to wrap the two pieces more firmly back together. Part of the tomato plant looks a little sad and wilty. I am hoping it survives.