Home Grown Tomatoes!

Posted By Stephen


A couple of years ago, we tried to grow various sorts of vegetables in our garden but a freak hailstorm killed almost all of them except for a handful of tiny carrots. So, disheartened, last year we didn’t try to grow much in the way of edible plants. This year we weren’t planning to try much either, but the nice people at grownforyou.co.uk sent us six tomato plants earlier in the year in return for us letting them use a picture of the aforementioned tiny carrots on their web site.

However, we weren’t very good parents to the baby plants and only a few survived to be planted outside. Then they grew too big and we hadn’t staked them and they fell over and broke when it was very windy one day. One of the plants was particularly hardy though and even though most of it was horizontal, it still grew some little tomatoes. Today was the day that five of them looked ripe enough to pick, so that is our first tomato harvest in the picture above. There are still fourteen left on the plant, hopefully we’ll be nice enough to it for them all to ripen too. Just think how many tomatoes we would have had had we managed to be better plant parents!

Sep 22nd, 2009

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  1. Keep it up! Don’t be disheartened! These looks so ripe and delicious!!! xxx
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  2. Kerri said,

    Thank you! I’m not sure we’re really cut out for growing vegetables, I think we’ll probably just stick to flowers until we have a bigger garden with proper beds and a little more sun!

  3. Ira Mann said,

    I had a very hard year with my tomatoes. The only tomatoe plants that grew well for me, wash the Blood Butcher. They were wonderful. Hope you have better luck next time.

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