Monday, September 29, 2008

Day 80 / Day 16 - Teeny Tiny Tomato

Admittedly, I was just about to give up on the tomatoes. Not only are there not a lot of flowers, but I noticed even some of the flowers that had appeared were suddenly drying up.

But then I looked very, very closely at one of the wilting flowers:

If I'm not mistaken, that is a teeny tiny tomato! And then I recalled from all my old tomato gardening experience growing up that this is how it happens--the flower whithers away and behind it the tomatoes grow.

Now before you get too excited, this is the one I've found among all three plants, and there are still way too many buds without flowers for my taste. I still think that somehow I probably got a bad batch of tomato seeds.

But I've adjusted my criteria for success. At one point I had visions of dozens and dozens of cherry tomatoes. But now, if this one little guy grows up to be a ripe red cherry tomato, I will make myself a teeny tiny BLT and consider my gardening experience a success.

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