Since I found my Lowes garden experience a bit less than thrilling I decided to head to Maas Nursery( http://www.maasnursery.com/) in Seabrook to get some real gardening help!
Success! I picked up some mint and bell pepper transplants as well as a FABULOUS looking tomato plant. The name got me...blackpearl...how can you pick a plain old slicer tomato over that. This will be the gem of my little garden :) I planted the Blackpearl in a 5 gallon pot. Reading a bit about my new gem online, I found that it can grow up to 12', produces continuously, AND tastes like Concord Grapes when chilled...we'll see about that last one.