Apparently I have been neglecting my charges. When one agrees to give birth to life, one accepts the concomitant duty to succor and protect. I have been remiss with my tomato charges. Today will be one of atonement. I will repot, replant and apologize profusely to them.
Sometimes I sing to them but the dogs tend to howl. I’ve noticed they (both the dogs and the plants) do better when I just hum.