Those tomato seedlings from spring, of which most were given away, are now a tomato jungle in the greenhouse. Here's part of it.
You may wish to listen to Pink Martini's Hang On Little Tomato as we continue.
Sun Sweet has produced about twenty tomatoes so far. New to me this year, it's similar to Sun Gold.
Some of the plants have reached the rafters. They'll just have to lean over. As it is, I'll have to climb a ladder to get to the tomatoes up there. Perhaps I should have chosen determinate varieties but most of the heirloom varieties are indeterminate and I thought, "how high could they get?" They really like the warm evenings in the greenhouse.
We ate the first Early Girl a couple of weeks ago and now she has lots of green fruit. These two are already bigger than a baseball.
Here's a tip. If you're going to apply organic fertlilzer, it's best to try and get it below the surface of the soil like the package says. Thinking that the surface of the soil is still pretty loose and that the swirling of water will mix it is o.k.and it works but if you're growing tomatoes inside, do be prepared for a week or so of a foul smelling greenhouse. Don't ask me how I know but morning coffee was on the back porch again for a while. (Patio table and chairs still full of plants in pots.)
Who knew it would be such fun having these inside. Outdoors, they sort of got ignored until the sight of red fruit caught my eye. Inside they're more in your face every day.
Okay, enough about the tomato jungle in the laboratory. Out in the Danger Gardenette, a flash of yellow caught my eye. Opuntia blooms!
Such happy and bright colors to start the new week.