Tomatoes? Why Yes.
By andria perry
March 25, 2018 8:31pm CST
I ditched housework to get outside and play in the dirt but not like you may think. I do not have my garden plowed up yet but I did have about a dozen tomato plants already bearing tomatoes, inside my house in the southern window. Today was a good day to plant them outside and that is what I did. In the flower beds! I did keep a couple inside after putting them in larger pots. Its also a good time because its cloudy and tomorrow is also expected to be cloudy and maybe rainy. Yes it could get cold but where they are I can cover them. If it Gods will I will have red tomatoes soon. Do you grow tomatoes?
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• United States
@andriaperry Ooh, I may try that! I had a couple little bell pepper plants growing out there for a while, and also grew some strawberries once. I really love growing zucchinis and pumpkins, but I don't think I'd be able to grow those on my balcony.
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
That's great! A couple years ago, before I lost my home and moved here, I bought a couple promising tomato plants, they had tomatoes already on them, brought them home and planted them. I have a black thumb and those small green tomatoes never got any larger or red, at least not until October when I finally got one red tomato large enough to pick and eat. I can't grow anything, even when it's already started. However, if someone offers me tomatoes from their garden, I'm not saying no.
• El Paso, Texas
No, I have the compacted river bottom soil found in the southwest @andriaperry but I do have a bearing mulberry although it's not doing so well. I think this region is way too dry and hot, even chinaberries don't do that well here. Maybe if I get enough trees to create the shade and windbreak I need I'll be able to grow veggies when I'm about 75 or so ..... wait, that doesn't even sound like a good plan anymore.