Tuesday, June 8, 2010

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomatoe.

This is my first year to grow tomatoes and basil on my own. I decided to plant them in pots since our yard is landscaped and I didn't want to mess up our drip system by digging a big ass hole in the ground. Heck, I haven't a slightest clue where our drip system runs through. Shows how much managing I did when we had our backyard landscaped, yes?

In the beginning of my tomato growing process, I was a bit scared because our weather has been acting funky. I planted them in April and since then, we experienced cold mornings causing some of my leaves to kinda look all funky. Like, they sorta look like experienced some "freezing", yet I'm not entirely sure as to what frozen leaves look like. 

But, thankfully, our weather bounced back to good ole' sunny sunshine and my tomato plants and heck, even my basil plant that I thought was dying on me look great! 

Right now, I have this ONE cherry tomato that is a rich red. I think it's time to pick it, but I don't want to because, well, it's just ONE FREAKIN' TOMATO!!!! Ugh. Why can't they all just harvest at the same time?!? 

 Here's my basil plant that I seriously thought I killed it as soon as I planted it. It was looking so blah and to think that in the description it said that it's a "tough" plant. After reading that and after seeing what my basil plant looked like, I didn't think I was cut out for this planting business. But, I decided to repot it with Miracle Grow and water it more, and viola, it bloomed. Now, to google if having flowers on a basil plant is toxic or not?

Here's my Beefsteak Tomato plant that a friend shared with me. So excited for these to start growing so that I don't have to go to the Farmer's Market. I'm sorry, but the FM's vine ripe tomatoes are bank! 

Have any of you guys grown some vegetables this summer? Any tips you can give this newbie?

1 comment:

Kate said...

Your awesome garden is seriously putting mine to shame! I'm just about (tonight or tomorrow, hopefully) going to put up a garden update that you will laugh at me for. No really, you will laugh at me. Hell, *I* laugh at me.

I want a beefsteak tomato! Do you think it's too late for me to start one? Hmm...