It has happened:
July 15, 2009, yesterday, there they were: two small, red, Oregon Spring tomatoes. I was feeding the straw bales and they just appeared.
I wasn’t expecting anything from that tomato plant because it seems to have stayed so small, stocky, but compact. However, upon re-reading the tag that came with it this morning, I see that it is quite determinate and needs no staking, but produces mature fruit within 60 days (it has been in the straw bale for about 6 weeks, so, of course). So heads up for you patio gardeners: Oregon Spring= good choice.
But anyway, my point? I have bacon in the fridge and two lovely tomatoes on my counter. It is a sign from God that I can go on.
In other tomato news:
The upside-down tomato thing/project/experiment I am trying is going ok, I think. The plant is definitely growing and seems, actually to be thriving in its’ protected locale. Pictured above: the night it was first placed and then the two-week picture from last week (today would be three weeks, no picture yet). I noticed yesterday it has a good little bunch of flowers, aka future tomatoes, on it. I just have to remember to water it. Geesh. (That is a Roma and a tomatillo residing below in straw)
Misc. Garden Updates:
Some nasty worms have descended upon and are chowing down on all my petunia buds leaving quite the trail of poo-poo behind, yet I cannot find and destroy them. Grrrrrr…..And the sugar snaps are keeping me snacking daily for the past two weeks. Not enough to share yet. ; )
Playing in dirt is good for the soul…Jeanie
NOTE TO SELF: Check the carrots and discipline the cukes.
4 thoughts on “It’s a Red-Tomato Day”
AHHHH! You lucky gal! My tomatoes are five feet tall and lots of green ones on them but none of them have turned red. :( I look daily in hopes to bit into one. Maybe I should pluck off a few green ones and have fried green tomatoes. I’ve alway wanted to try them that way.
Fried greens are great…tho I usually wait until fall when there is danger of frost, because I want all the red juicies I can get!
Sure wish I were in your backyard…lots of good memories there!