The Tale of Too Many Tomatoes

Forest of Tomatoes

What a difference a year makes. Last year I grew about nine little tomato plants and then out of the blue seven of them died. This year I experimented with grow lights, soil, and fertilizer. As a result I now have over thirty two tomato plants. They are significantly bigger and healthier than the ones I grew last year. I started these indoors about six weeks ago. After four weeks they were getting so tall that I placed them in pots. This week, I just started the process of hardening them off. (The process of gradually introducing the plant to sunlight). I’ll probably continue putting them outside during the day and then bringing them inside at night until the end of March. In the mean time I’m going to try to find homes for my extra plants.







5 responses to “The Tale of Too Many Tomatoes”

  1. gina Avatar

    I can think of a lot worse problems you could have! Nice work – they look great!

  2. Sandy (Momisodes) Avatar

    Wow! Great job! Those look wonderful 🙂 I bet they’ll all be perfectly sweet by Spring!

  3. Robin Avatar

    Those are the prettiest tomato plants I’ve ever seen, beautiful even. Great job!

  4. Jenny Avatar

    You know, earlier this year I was considering whether it would be feasible to make a little extra money by growing extra seedlings and selling them at work. (We have a bulletin board, and things like Girl Scout cookies and candles and old exercise equipment and fresh eggs go up there all the time.) Maybe you could do something like that?

  5. Lotus Avatar

    Ooh, summer eatin’s going to be soo good around your house this year!

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