The only tomato

I enjoyed the first tomato from the garden for lunch. It started growing on a short and spindly plant in the shed and promptly ripened on the vine, once it was planted outside in the raised bed.

However, the plant itself has not grown since the move and recently lost its bottom leaves. So, I now wait with bated breath to see whether it has been growing roots and will have a spurt towards autumn.

Fortunately, I do have another tomato plant. This, too, took some time to get growing but now it is quite a bush and will hopefully soon be more than just a mass of green.

It’s a bit lop-sided but doesn’t seem to mind the parsley growing with it in the pot or the evening primrose growing alongside.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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8 Responses to The only tomato

  1. gaiainaction says:

    Aren’t plants funny sometimes Helen, I bet your tomato plant did not like the move. Having said that I transplanted cucumber seedlings in a large pot at the beginning of summer, they have only grown about 10cm since and everytime a little cucumber starts to grow it falls off. Something not right there for sure. I did harvest some potatoes the other day though 🙂 By the way I am very busy at the moment preparing for the wedding in three weeks time.

  2. Helen says:

    Is this your wedding?

  3. skyeent says:

    A very precious tomato! They taste so much better if grown in soil and picked when ripe. I can definitely see lots of flowers on the other plant so hopefully they will set and ripen for you. I often have problems with tomatoes before they get planted out – too wet, too dry, too dark, too cold….not too bad this year except I think one lot of mine had a virus so I had to take them out!

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