She’s my cherry
pie tomato, Put a smile on your face, Ten miles wide…
Tastes so good, Make a grown man cry, Sweet cherry
(Badly paraphrased from Warrant)
After my lack of success last year attempting to grow tomatoes, I refused to plant anything edible this year.
But Matt wanted to try tomatoes again.
He got some plants from his Dad, and he carefully tended them all summer. He cleared an area on the turnaround, put the tomato cages in place, suckered them and watered them. When they outgrew the cages, he improvised with other trellises gathered from around the property.
It took nearly all summer, but his attention paid off. We finally have ripe, edible tomatoes! So much better than last year.
Even better, most of our plants turned out to be my FIL’s cherry tomatoes. These are wonderfully sweet. My absolute favourite tomatoes.
These tomatoes sprout every year in my FIL’s garden. However, just to be safe, I’m going to try to save some seeds this fall to grow our own plants next year using this tutorial from The Art of Doing Stuff.
Yes, my reluctance to grow edible plants has apparently been overcome by sweet ruby spheres.
How has your garden grown? What’s your favourite kind of tomato? Have you ever tried saving seeds? On a topic more likely to make you lose your appetite, can you believe that Warrant music video? There’s absolutely nothing like 80s hairbands.