Friday, October 16, 2009

My Garden: the tomato experiment, part 2

Remember the tiny tomato plant that I'm trying to keep alive and growing? Since my last post about this experiment, it has grown a lot! I had to put it into a new pot because that four-inch one wasn't working anymore.

I kept watering it and letting it get as much sun as possible. The early fall weather is so unpredictable, so I didn't know how long my plant would hold on.

When we moved in at the end of last month, it looked like this. I had to place it in a BIGGER pot, because its roots were showing in the other one. I put the plant in a corner on the side of the house where it would get a lot of sun. I started noticing that it was starting to get limpy!

But here's the good news--it started flowering a couple weeks ago and it's still alive!

I took this picture of it yesterday--still looking okay, but it leans over a bit. With the recent snow last weekend, I had to make sure it came inside. I now just water, place it in the sun, and leave it there for a few hours a day. Sometimes Q reminds me to bring it in for the night. The days are going to get cold again. As it continues to get bigger, I may have to place it in a huge bucket. Thanks to my friend, Golie, in Fort Collins, I have a few five gallon buckets she gave me this summer. I know I can use one of those!

Did you notice the church in the background? Yup--we are very close to the church. It only takes us less than a minute to walk over for services.

So, what do you think will happen to my "late bloomin" tomato plant? Will it endure the rest of fall and winter? Will it produce some fruit? We'll just wait and see...


lizzykristine said...

If you bring the container in on frosty nights, you just might get winter tomatoes! We brought in our container tomatoes last fall and got some January tomatoes. :)

The Watts Family said...

You may need a little greenhouse. How wonderful you can walk to church! Now hopefully all the bees aren't hibernating! ~Blessings Heather :D

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks for the tips, ladies.:) I'll keep you posted on how it does.