Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Progress Report

Last year, I planted two tomato plants and got a total of two tomatoes from them. Discouraged.

Somehow, over the winter, my optimism returned so, again, I planted two this year. Already, my Juliet has fruit set, five little oval cherry tomatoes, one even yellow on its way to red! The plant itself is already twice the size of last year's plants, and still growing like crazy.

Paul Robeson is the variety of the heirloom plant I bought. He's both weightier - he's three times the size of Juliet - and waitier - he's just now coming into flower and has yet to set any fruit. However, he has already reached impressive size, sending out clusters of flowers and dwarfing all the herb plants I set around his base in the pot. Things are looking good in the tomato department this year. Can't wait for a taste of my homegrown beauties, fresh off the vine and warm from the sun.

Progress indeed!

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14 Comments:

Blogger dancingmorganmouse said...

They are beautiful, just beautiful. Congratulations :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

I think this must be the year. Mine are healthy and fruiting already, too.
I didn't know you only got two tomatoes last summer! Poo.
Better luck with Robeson and Juliet, those star-crossed lovers.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009  
Blogger Greg said...

I am so jealous. We are having bad tomato karma. Some unknown being keeps eating our plants to the nub.Frustrating!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009  
Blogger cookiecrumb said...

Greg... could it be deer? That happened to my plants in Mill Valley. Are yours accessible to critters?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Morgan, I'm not even impatient this year because the green is such a beautiful one.

Cookiecrumb, they are side by side, reunited at last.

Greg, so sad. Maybe Marin Master Gardeners can suggest some ways to protect them? Google will find them.

Thursday, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Greg said...

We are all fenced in and have not had any in many years. Maybe a deer with a giraffe neck.

Thursday, June 11, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Greg, Peter Rabbit?

Thursday, June 11, 2009  
Blogger denise said...

We do not have a garden this year and I miss our tomato plants desperately! I'm glad to know someone else (you!) is having a good time growing them. Last year our Early Girls thrived, but my favorites, Black Russians, were both slow to mature and produced few tomatoes. I didn't mind...the few that ripened were sooooooo tasty! Have fun!

Saturday, June 13, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Denise, welcome! I'll try to include updates of the tomato plants to keep you company there in the city. You don't have to grow your own when you have the Ferry Plaza on your doorstep!

Sunday, June 14, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Denise, I could find no way to leave a comment on your blog but it's beautiful and I'll enjoy returning from time to time. Hope you read this!

Sunday, June 14, 2009  
Blogger denise said...

hi zoomie, i did see your comment about not being able to comment. sorry about the confusion. i don't have comments on my blog, but you can email me anytime. my blogger profile has a link to my email address. thanks for taking a look at chez danisse! best,denise

Monday, June 15, 2009  
Blogger Zoomie said...

Denise, I love the name of your blog as well as the content. Nice job! I'll be there enjoying although you may not know it! :-)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009  
Blogger denise said...

thank you!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009  
Blogger denise said...

ps--i have now activated 'comments' on my blog. i hope you stop by again and see what's cooking : )

Friday, August 14, 2009  

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