The Heavenly Tomato Plant that Eats Earthly Garbage (Table Scraps)

Biodynamic, Organic Cherry Tomato Free Seed Give-away
Challenge the Genetic Engineering Seed Companies
to Create a Plant Like This - They Can't!
Era photo by Alan Hancock

From left, biodynamic gardeners Jim Oehler, L.A. Rotheraine, standing on ladder, Jeff Van Scooter and Brandi Buck stand in front of a 10 foot tall cherry tomato plant on Wednesday afternoon at the Evergreen Elm garden on Elm Street. Rotheraine claims it is the strongest tomato plant on the Planet Earth. “With all the billions of dollars that the genetic engineering seed companies spend, they cannot come close to producing the unique seed that Evergreen Elm makes to create this plant,” Rotheraine said. Evergreen Elm Executive Director Garry Pugrant said the agency has seeds available from the giant tomato plant. Donations would be accepted.

2000 Cherry Tomatoes from a Single Plant

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This video first aired on thePBS television program "Take Note"

View this short video for a better view of  this huge,
12' x 10' round, biodynamic tomato plant featured in the video above.


Organic Cherry Tomato Free Seed Give-Away
Challenge the Genetic Engineering Seed Companies
to Create a Plant Like This - They Can't!

NOW an Opportunity to See this Miracle Tomato
Take Advantage of Our Free Seeds Offer!

We realize that it is difficult to imagine how a single seed can transform into a huge healthy tomato plant that can bear as many as 2,000 tomatoes. That's why we want you to See For Yourself.

Now, as a special offer, just send a self addressed stamped envelope to me to receive a FREE pack of Selke Biodynamic Cherry Tomato seeds- the same seed strain featured in this video. Just follow the instructions in this video to achieve similar results.

Send your self addressed stamped envelope to:

Highlands Star Seed
PO Box 990
Bradford, PA 16701

For donations, Please make checks payable to Evergreen Elm Garden Fund

Donations to the Evergreen Elm Garden Fund

Yes, it's true we are giving away free packets of seeds. However, for those who can, we would greatly appreciate a donation when you are ordering your seeds to help us continue the work of developing these superior seeds and getting the word out to others to help them learn about the healthy and natural way to grow the food we eat.

 Why we need your help:

Since the inception of the garden we had been able to cover the cost out of the general operating budget. Recently the state informed us that the garden was not a billable or allowable expense, thus leaving us with the question, “How to keep this great program operating for those we serve, the staff and the community who benefit in so many ways from the garden?”

Our Board of Directors and individuals are asking for support from our friends in the community to help keep this vital program alive.

We greatly appreciate your consideration in supporting this vital program.


Donations to the Evergreen Elm Garden Fund can be sent to:

Evergreen Elm, Inc.
71 Main Street, Suite 303
Bradford, PA 16701
Please make checks payable to Evergreen Elm Garden Fund.

For more information Phone: 814-362-6853

Step 1: Building a Biodynamic Cherry Tomato Hill


Starting the Selke Biodynamic Cherry Tomato Seeds:

Empty the entire contents of seed packet onto organic soil in about a 1-inch circle. Bury about a 1/2 inch deep and keep soil moist until seeds germinate. Transfer them to separate pots after germination.  When plants are about 8 to 10 inches tall, transplant into the hill you have built in step two - one plant per hill.  Bury 3/4 of plant and only water the roots of the plant (see video).  Never get water on the leaves.

*For the fastest seed germination, start seeds 2-6 days before the full moon.

Building an Organic Tomato Hill for the Selke Biodynamic Cherry Tomato

Dig a hole 2' deep by 4' round. Build tomato hill by layering 6 - 12" organic refuse (table scraps animal manures, weeds, grass clippings or anything that comes from a plant or animal) with 2" - 3" of soil - for every inch of soil at least 2 - 3 inches of compost. Layer soil and compost (organic refuse) in alternate layers until hill is about 3 feet above ground level. The hill can be built immediately or over a period of time. When you transplant tomato plant bury about 2/3 to 3/4 of the plant in the center of the hill. Always water around plant roots with unchlorinated water. NEVER WATER LEAVES OF A TOMATO PLANT! Water enough so the hill is always moist - up to five gallons a day in dry weather. Continue to throw table scraps and manure on hill during the summer and cover refuse with soil, leaves or grass clippings. The more garbage/manure, the larger the plant. You can cut suckers off the plant and use them as mulch. If animals will be a problem, fence hill in, or bury meat/bones deep enough that animals won't smell them. DO NOT add meat or bones to the hill after the plant is in the ground. MULCH HEAVILY!

Biodynamic Agriculture Science is the realization and utilization of the ancient wisdom that all plant life is a result of heavenly activity. Sun, moon, stars and planets make plants in their earthly image. We hope the Selke Biodynamic Cherry Tomato Plant will create enough attention in your community to bring this lost wisdom back into the service of humanity. This plant and its seeds demonstrate that life comes from the heavens and genetics are only the result of heavenly activity.

Please call with any questions you have after reading the directions. You can reach us between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday at (814) 598-1736.

For information on the biodynamic preparations and Stella Natura Planting Calendar we used to calculate planting dates call: Hugh Courtney at (276) 930-2463.

tomato hill diagram
 Copyright  1991 L.A. Rotheraine