Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Growing Urban tomatoes


Well they have finally arrived. My wife and I were doing some house keeping around the garden and I noticed that there was a small tomato hanging around. My tomato plants have taken off and are climbing straight up the stakes and trellis that we have surrounding them. Our main goal was to tie all of our branches to the stakes to that they wont fall over. There are so many little flowers and we have taken the advice of giving a gentle shake to activate pollination and pinching off some of the suckers. I really hope these guys do well. Taking a closer look, my wife and I realize that tomatoes are a major part of our diet. It will be great when we have our first.

4 comments:

ChristyACB said...

Oh yay! Which cultivar is that one?

Right now I only have blossoms but it looks like some of them took already and it is Black Krim that might be my first. What about you?

ATW said...

Christy- I think this is better boy. I made the mistake of not labeling my tomatoe plants. I have them in rows grouped together with the same plants. I dropped the ball on this one. There are numerous flowers everywhere and Some are falling off. Im trying to be consistant with shaking the vines, Hopefully I can get them all to produce. Im keeping my fingers crossed

Melissa ~ Wife to 1, Mom to 5 said...

I AM JEALOUS!! We haven't been able to even get ours in the ground yet due to the excessive rain and cooler temps. I'm hoping that by Friday or sometime this weekend I can start planting them.

ATW said...

Melissa- I have knots in my stomach, I really hope these guys take off. This is the first year my wife and I have had any success at growing anything and the year has just started, All my plants have a good start and hopefully they just do what plants love to do.