Friday, August 19, 2011
Folks, that up there is my one and only tomato plant this year. It is an absurd size. Ludicrous, absurd, ridiculous. I have never ever grown a tomato this size. Peter (looking a bit ridiculous himself) is 5'11" tall, that gives a little idea how big this tomato is. And it's actually tipping over right now because not even the fence post we put in to hold it up is keeping it upright. It's the godzilla of tomato plants. This tomato is taking over, marching out into the yard bit by bit.
Just two months ago, that tomato was this size. Tiny really and I wondered whether I would ever see a ripe tomato off this wee little plant. Peter has now stopped counting how many maters have set. He stopped counting at 42. It seemed absurd to keep counting. Clearly this tomato is producing fruit.We've even had some ripen. Just this week in fact. I'd show you a picture, but, well, we ate them. Yummy.
I am pretty certain this is the secret ingredient to growing tomato plants to an absurd size. Yep, that's right. Cow poop, lots of cow poop. Miracles are made of cow poop. I am totally convinced.
Have a great weekend. Go get yourself some cow poop and see what wonders you can grow.