Wordless Wednesday – Baby Tomatoes

by Deb on May 16, 2012

Basil

It has come to my attention that some people think I can grow plants. In reality, I have a black thumb. I can germinate them, but then they always die, or go mouldy, or are blown away in a cyclone (seriously!) or are otherwise stunted and sickly.

baby tomatoes

So here I am very proudly showing off the first time ever I have had plants live long enough to produce flowers and baby tomatoes. I’ll be stoked if we get to eat any of them, but I’m not counting any chickens until they are bright red and in the salad. The girls are eating the basil leaves up the top already – they think they are being very sneaky. Which is hilarious, because in food they flatly refuse to go near herbs.

tomato

I think the secret to my success this time is that these plants seem to be bomb-proof. This one had a water bottle dropped on it and snap it off completely, and now it’s sprouting new leaves!

new leaves

Usually I can’t keep them alive at any price, now I have zombie plants.

 

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salz May 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

I hope your plant goes the distance. when we bought our old house it had a strawberry plant. that thing tool over the whole side of the house. dh couldn’t tame it so he just ran it over with the lawn mower. His not a green thumb either. The one plant that didn’t die is the rose bush. It kept growing huge pink roses and would grow tall enough to touch the roof of the house. We never touched it only to trim it back to its bark.
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Deb May 16, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I’ve never really had an established garden so I don’t know how I’d go keeping someone else’s plants alive. We’re certainly getting all the enjoyment we can out of this just in case it comes to an end.

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Tamara May 16, 2012 at 5:19 pm

How lucky is that to have green fingers. I love that your plants just keep growing and growing
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Zuzu May 16, 2012 at 8:42 pm

My husband is also breeding tomatoes. He speaks with them:). His baby tomatoes are smaller than yours.I think it is very enjoyable.

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Nat - Muddy Farmwife May 16, 2012 at 9:32 pm

Our tomatoes are going crazy at the moment, I’m hopeless though at staking them and looking after them properly.
Looking forward to seeing the big ripe tomatoes.
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Trish May 17, 2012 at 7:28 am

We had so many self sown tomatoes from where we threw food over the fence to neighbours chickens (last year).
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