Friday, June 27, 2008

Operation Grow Garden: 8(ish) Weeks In



Both of our tomato plants are doing great. The regular tomato (left) is about 3 1/2 feet tall and has 3 tomatoes on it - although it's getting to a point where we find new tomatoes have sprouted each day. The cherry tomato (right) is about 2 feet tall and has at least a dozen tomatoes on it. The japanese beetles have descended upon us again this year, although they don't seem as bad as they've been in the past and don't appear to have discovered the tomatoes. *fingers crossed* The cucumbers that we planted at the same time as the tomatoes are officially on the Kip Will Eat This list and didn't survive long enough to produce any fruit. We will try them again next year with more Kip-proofing in place.

4 comments:

Pickles & Dimes said...

Nice! I really, really want a tomato plant, but have absolutely NOWHERE to put it. Do they work OK in containers? And do animals get into them?

LA & BD said...

P & D: This is my first year with tomatoes, so I don't have much to compare to but so far they are doing fine in the containers. Ours are planted in 16" containers, and they get about 5ish hours of direct sun per day. I imagine that rabbits would get into them and maybe deer? Ours are inside the fence, so the only critter back there is Kip! ~LA

Alice said...

ooooh i miss homegrown tomatoes SO MUCH. and cukes. my apt balcony doesn't get any direct sun, though :-(

Fine For Now said...

Thank you for the encouraging comment! I just read through all your archives, and Kip is such a cutie :)

Thanks again!