Thursday, September 17, 2009

Random Photo XVI: You say tomato, I say it's about freakin' time

Way back in the days of yore, about the end of April, I invested twenty bucks in some potting soil and a couple of those TopsyTurvy upside-down tomato planters.

It was springtime. My mind was full of dreams of July when I would be picking fresh, vine-ripe tomatoes and eating them right off the plant while they were still warm from the heat of the summer sun.

But then a few storms hit. My tomato plants were pummeled with rain, the new vines broken. Sure, they recovered. Tomatoes are hearty plants. But the combination of spring abuse and a relatively cool, cloudy and wet summer meant that it wasn't until late September that I would be able to enjoy the upside down fruits of my labor.

But they are still delicious.

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  1. I made my own upside down planters and planted cherry tomatoes and cucumbers and we had a small crop of both.Next year I'll try again with a better heavier soil that doesn't dry up easily.I was surprised how big both plants ended up growing.

  2. I'd like to grow some hippy lettuce in one of those.


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