May 14 2008

tomatoes – a moral tale

Published by at 7:23 am under gardening,photos

Last year I neglected our cherry tomato plants.

They did VERY well. But I was too busy to go and pick tomatoes every other hour (that was about the rate that they produced).

I know, I know, I suck. Fresh, beautiful tomatoes and I let them overripen and drop off the vine.

Well, I’m getting my come-uppance now.

Do you know what happens if you let dozens of cherry tomatoes just fall on the ground and decompose?

It’s hard to see in that picture, but those little specks of green around the established plants are tomato seedlings.

Yup. A LOT of tomato seedlings.

And I of course had to rip them all out. (I did leave some for this year).

I am a baby tomato murderer.

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3 Responses to “tomatoes – a moral tale”

  1. Rattling the Kettleon 14 May 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Gah! Do you know how hard it is to find good tomatoes? What is wrong with you?!?

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  2. lacochranon 14 May 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I’m with Rattling the Kettle on this: Rip them out?!! I spend a small fortune on cherry tomatoes every week and you are blessed with the right conditions to grow them and no groundhog to steal them and GAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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  3. Heatheron 21 May 2008 at 1:35 am

    I have baby tomatoes like that too. Do you think they’ll have time to actually produce something?