The final tomato. As you can see, the plant has stopped budding, all flowers have fallen off, and there has been no new growth for some time.
2014 Summary – 6 total fruit, 3 edible.
(unless this little fella ripens…)
The two pots of basil also did not do well. Some folks have no difficulties growing basil I seem to have the opposite effect on herbs. The purple basil died during a short heat spell. The other sweet basil plant (you can see the tip of the plant in the SW corner of the picture) is anemic.
Reminds me of the summer I tried to grow cilantro. It’s easier for me to pay fifty cents at the store when I want fresh cilantro.
Memo to Self – scratch “farmer” of list of possible second act careers.
My little green tomato has a new little buddy. The leaves and stalks eaten by the flea beetles have wilted and died off the vine. Our friends from across the street have experience with garden tomatoes. I was warned about squirrels and birds.
Someone gave my wife and several of her coworkers tomato plants. While some folks didn’t want to have anything to do with a tomato plant, the tiny, green six inch tall plant came home one night. It was re-gifted to me. I decided to stick it in a pot and see if I could grow tomatoes. The tomato plant got big real quick. Which brings me to Father’s Day. I never thought I would be out on Father’s Day buying a tomato cage and something to dissuade flea beetles from eating my plant.
Nothing in life is free. The bug stuff and cage cost over $15.00.
I have a classic case of the brown thumb and can kill any plant assigned to me for care. I hope I get some tomatoes out of this.
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