Growing Tomatoes: An Update

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Good Food Producer Harriet Ells is growing tomatoes this spring and summer.  After two failed attempts, she sought the council of Scott Daigre of Tomatomania.

Almost exactly a month ago I planted my little tomato seedlings.  I’m proud to say they are now in adolescence.  Puberty, maybe.  Early on, Scott commented that I needed to add more soil to the pots.  I did that, and I added some fertilizer.  It worked!  They are growing like crazy.  In one of the plants, I even spied an actual tomato.  I’m finding that I need to water more and more, especially as the weather gets warmer.  I’ve been testing it by sticking my finger a couple of inches into the dirt to see how damp the soil is.  Scott said to fertilize every 10 days so I’ll continue to do that, although there is a danger of “overfeeding.”

How are your plants doing?  I’d love to hear your advice and thoughts on what I’m doing.  I don’t think my thumb is green, yet.  Though maybe the black is starting to fade.

A little tomato!
A little tomato!

The plants!
The plants!
The plants are getting so big that started tying them to the bamboo posts.
The plants are getting so big that started tying them to the bamboo posts.
This plant is growing more out, than up.
This plant is growing more out, than up.
Yesterday I planted basil for a homegrown caprese salad!
Yesterday I planted basil for a homegrown caprese salad!