I'm still waiting. Oh, I got lots of lovely little flowers which promised to turn into tomatoes and then didn't. I also finally had another full-fledged tomato sprout about a month ago and I've just been waiting for it to turn red. The little b*astard won't so much as blush for me.
|He's taunting me, I swear.|
Does it really take a month for a tomato to turn color? Much to my shock, this week I see that there are two other little tiny green tomatoes on another vine. Of course, if I have to wait as long for these to redden I'll be picking them in the snow. Which, of course, reminds me of my other problem --- namely the upcoming cold weather. Tomato growing season is almost over and I've had NINE lousy tomatoes for all this time and money. I have this overwhelming urge to grab a tennis racket and whack those little green Chihuahua testicles right across the yard. Not that I'm bitter...
A friend told me her husband bought one of those commercial upside down planters last year and didn't get a thing. I got the pitifully small eight from three tomato plants. Now, I know there are people who grow them successfully upside down Not being a gardener I can only speculate that maybe I needed a bigger pot with more soil, but since my current planters already weigh enough to make wrought iron bend I'm not inclined to try to hang anything heavier. My personal opinion on upside down tomato growing is...well... I'm trying very hard to control my profanity around the children these days, so I'll just simply say "it stinks."
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