So the tomato thicket consisting of Julia and Spike needed a little TLC. It's been very very hot the last few days, and they've been growing their little tomato hearts out. Julia seems to be trying to escape the bed, while Spike... Spike is an untamable eldritch horror that will consume all. lucky for me … Continue reading Tomato thicket update
Was gonna title this April showers, but this wasn't an April shower, it was an April Deluge. Yesterday we had scattered showers, so I didn't take in anything or cover anything I just shrugged and took the day off. But today, the heavens opened. Which is kind of a problem for the newly potted tomato. … Continue reading April downpours aka what’s next? Locusts?
I'm a proud papa to 9 itty bitty baby tomato plants, the only sprouters of 36 tomato seeds that I sowed indoors in January. That's not a bad sowed-to-sprouted ratio for tomato plants honestly. Maybe if I had a heated mat I could have germinated more- but I don't so I'm happy with what I … Continue reading Baby tomato plants are growing up
So my initial way-too-early tomato, little miss Petaluma Hill Purple is... way too big for her pot. Remember this was the first one I got, in late February when we got a ton of early tomatoes and I thought, oh what the heck. So I got it in a 4 inch container, re-potted it into … Continue reading Tomato time, whether I like it or not!
And hopefully she'll like it here. No I'm not losing it. This is a variety of tomato that is called "Julia Child". It was developed in her honor when she was still alive- when asked what type of tomato she wanted she supposedly answered "a tasty one", and this one was made for her. I … Continue reading Julia Child comes to stay