June 02, 2017

Still Turning out Tomatoes

We've eaten tomatoes since January 1. A few at first and as spring opened up, we are able to eat daily tomato sandwiches of which we never tire.

He-Who-Mows took over tomato watering and fertilizing. He was already in charge of picking. 

Next month I will either buy a couple of new plants or root suckers off the old ones the way I did for the past couple of years. It started as an experiment. Now it's a way of life.

Persian Shield grew bigger last winter than I ever imagined that it could.
I put it all into one big pot with Purple Heart and some wandering jew.

This fern put on new growth when Spring came. Now that hot weather is
upon us, most everything is moving outside for summer. The Staghorn
seems happy enough under the mist system.


Sallysmom said...

Everything looks so good. Amazing to start the new year with a tomato sandwich.

outlawgardener said...

Your winter tomatoes are awesome! Your plants all look like they had a happy winter in the greenhouse.

gld said...

If our future winters are as mild as this last one, I may invest in a greenhouse. Tomatoes all year would be a goal.

The Pouting Pensioner said...

Hi my most knowledgeable friend! I'm impressed with your tomato output. Tomato sandwiches have a special place in my heart, they used to be my daily fodder when we spent our school holiday days on the beach. Ours were simple, tomatoes in buttered bread, with a sprinkle of salt probably. Though they're not so great with added gritty beach sand though! How do you make your daily sandwich?
Now, you root sucker thing intrigues me. How do you do that?
Hugs, Mary x.

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