July 17, 2010

Actual Tomatoes

I'm growing tomatoes on my balcony. The latest development is actual tomatoes!

This one got redder and was joined by two others. There are several in various stages of green-orangeness. The main problem with the overall plant's growth is lack of superstructure. Next summer I'll get one of those green wire fences to give the vines something to cling to (see the wooden stake, found on the street downstairs, as part of a feeble attempt to provide same.)

The weather in New York has been quite warm, over 90 degrees just about every day for the past two or three weeks, with several days over 100, and nights dipping as low as the low-70s. The tomato plants often appear quite withered in the early evenings, which is not a problem according to various anonymous sources around the internet.

The three or four tomatoes that have been eaten so far have been delicious!

Thanks to Daishin and others for their kind words and expertise throughout.

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Philip Ryan's picture

Thanks, everyone! With the persistent heatwave around these parts, not to mention the semi-mythical "heat-island effect" I'd like to get as much green stuff growing around me as possible! The few tomatoes that have resulted have been quite delicious! The parsley and basil, however, did not flourish.

Daishin's picture

your tomato looks lovely! there is nothing quite as good as a homegrown tomato. i am glad your plant is doing well.

Tom's picture

Good to see your tomatoes grow and prosper. Congratulations! Seems like you made it.

FYI: I used to use some cord instead of a stick. It's easier to do and the plants won't mind the difference. ;-)

Genju's picture

I'm green-orange with envy! We are likely to lose all our steak tomato plants but the Roma might make it. Causes and conditions unknown but likely dense karma from the uncultured ground. We had yellow squash and rainbow kale tonight though. That was delicious!

Barbara Cary's picture

Phillip: What a joy--your own tomatoes. We've done the same and they really are better. We even have the wire fence you spoke of. Hurrah for nature! B. Cary

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