As I talked about in an earlier post, I had a goal to plant something I could eat. The herbs have done gangbusters. Even though the pepper, squash, and cucumber plants haven't produced any veggies, they've put out a lot of pretty flowers and thus have earned their keep.
The tomatoes have been quite a different story. I planted early, used several varieties, fertilized, de-bugged, watered, watched and waited. No tomatoes. I plant sat a friend's tomato which quickly grew several good sized fruits. I even put my plants near the damn friend-mato thinking perhaps there was an optimal sun situation there. Mine just flowered, got huge, and laughed. grumble grumble grumble...
|4ft tall tomato plants|
Finally one of the 6 towering plants mustered an actual tomato.
|Why hellooo dere.|
It was a teeny tiny little thing, and this morning was it's time of reckoning.
|side note: Beans LOVES his perch.|
It was delicious!
That little tomato definitely inspired me to eat more tomatoes next summer.....from the farm stand.
I'll stick with petunias, they love me back.