I am happy to report that my scaled back container garden has done very well this spring. Soon the hot weather will set in and then I'll have to just be content with watching all the garden bloggers from the northern states showcase their gardens. Maybe I can convince my HOA to convert my balcony into a greenhouse.......Nah, that probably won't get the nod. Oh well, I guess I'll just get back in the moment and enjoy what I have right here-and-now.
If you remember, I had only two tomato plants this year, one I bought at Lowe's and the other that volunteered itself in our poinsettia plant. The store-bought plant boasts an ample amount of green leaves thanks’ in part to hybridization and lot's of water and mulch which I created right from our own kitchen. The volunteer tomato is a little spindly and lacks the bounty of leaves that it's store-bought partner has. Thanks to the little pollination trick I mentioned in my last post, both have set fruits. It will be interesting to see if the plant with less vegetation produces bigger tomatoes. My theory is that in
|Thanks to a great tip, my tomatoes have set many fruit.|
|Our little volunteer is all grown up!|