Thursday, May 28, 2009

Missed the boat?


I may be finding my feet in the kitchen, but I worry that I have been cursed with a black thumb. Y'all remember my intense, slightly psychotic excitement about the 6 tomato plants I had growing on the patio last summer. They're all dead. Well except for one wonderfully stubborn fellow, who despite no watering or attention, squeezed out this petite beauty for us this week!


I don't know why they died -- I'm guessing the containers were too small, that the sun was just too aggressive on our patio, that they just didn't like me...

But is it too late to try again? This article has me inspired... our courtyard is all concrete but maybe we could build a raised bed? And damn the zeitgest -- the community garden has a waiting list! HELP!

-x-

aarti

4 comments:

Rosesq said...

You should save the seeds, dry them and sow them. Maybe the inherent genes in this tomato are of the strong Sequeira type. They will thrive in any weather.

bodaat said...

morning shade, afternoon sun. and only use plastic pots if you're using pots. don't use tin or clay - the heat warms the soil too much. that's all i got for you!

mandi said...

i didn't know tomato plants lived for more than one growing season...

bodaat said...

oh and see if you can use organic soil. it makes a huge difference!

 
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