Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wild Tomatoes

My plants have really grown, especially my tomato plants. I'm a little disappointed in the yield but I think I've let them get a wee bit too big and wild.

Here are my little tomato plants on April 29th...such sweet and well-behaved little things.




Here they are now...on the left....



....wild and sucking up more than a gallon of water a day! They're about 9 feet tall and touching the cathedral ceiling! I've picked two tomatoes thus far and have about 9 in varying stages of growth with lots of blooms on the bushes. I use a bamboo stick to shake the branches to pollinate the upper blooms. It looks like I'm conducting an orchestra.

I've started my second batch, pictured on the right. I have eight plants about 3 or 4 feet tall and I'm chopping off the tops of these hoping they will grow out instead of up. My goal is to work out all the problems with these "experiments" and by winter I'll have it down and producing tomatoes for the winter months.

My first tomato went from this.....


To this.....


To this....


God is truly amazing!

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Happy Living! Happy Gardening!