Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Homegrown Tomatoes Fail

Here’s the plant I bought at the Farmer’s Market in early May. I was so proud of my patio tomato plant. Looks nice and healthy, right? I was envisioning harvesting a couple of tomatoes a week throughout the summer.

In less than 2 months, this is what it looked like. We had plenty of rain, it got several hours of sun everyday on the deck, and once, I even gave it a little Miracle-Gro.

Now the plant is completely dead and gone. Here is the entire harvest. A handful of golfball sized tomatoes. Oh, they were delicious, don’t get me wrong. But boy, was this disappointing. Talk about a black thumb.

And really, given that I can get all of the homegrown tomatoes at the Farmer’s Market for $2 a pound or less, it’s hardly a tragedy. Still, I’d love to know where I went wrong.


Bklyn farmer said...

Tomatoes need 8 hours of sun
The farmers market looks good to me

Merry N said...

Eight hours of sun?? No wonder I can't grow anything. Well, I do have a basil plant that so far is thriving on my windowsill, but that's as complicated as I plan to get from now on.

cabinlady said...

We had so much rain this spring and early summer that the gardens around here,(N.H.), have not been doing well. Try again next summer, you may have better luck.