I say no bueno.
Seriously. My tomatoes never do well.
I just pulled up the last tomato plant from the summers garden, and I'm glad. I actually enjoyed ripping the plant out. I am glad because I won't have to worry about it anymore! Here's the last measly harvest. I know I should be grateful for getting anything at all, but...
I am really bad at growing tomatoes. I think it's a mixture of inadequate sun, overwatering (thanks kids!) and over pruning.
The best plant I had was a volunteer cherry tomato plant that popped up in a crack in the cement. No joke. It was super happy and healthy and totally thrived.
Because I ignored it.
I never watered it (although I did dump random water from the kids water bottles when cleaning out the car). That's probably how it came to be...from a little cherry tomato that fell out of the car one day.
Look what else popped up over the past couple of weeks? Can you see it hidden among the squash, calendula and cosmos?
Another volunteer tomato plant! It's totally on the other side of the yard from where the other plants were, but there she is. Guess what?
I'm ignoring it.
I am not watering it, I am not pinching the leaves, nothing. This tomato plant wants to be a little Winter tomato plant, so be it.
The girls are excited because it means they might get to play with more of these guys!
They found quite a few on our Heirloom Green Zebra tomatoes. Funny that they never saw them on the other tomato types....in fact now that I think of it, maybe the hornworms are to blame! The kids had so much fun watching them grow and searching for them, I couldn't bring myself to remove them, or spray them with cayenne pepper or anything. They are so big!
So...have any tomato tips, or should I just go here?