Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Hot house tomatoes

I couldn't plant outside since my terrace was under construction all summer, but I couldn't sit out the whole season, either. So I planted a few crops indoors, mostly herbs like basil, rosemary and parsley, which all came along nicely. And I figured I'd experiment a little. So I took one of the tomato seedlings that Mitch started in April when we had hope that construction would end by summer, and I put it in a pot. The thing grew like a beanstalk. And it began flowering in late July. And now, two little tomatoes are growing! It ain't much, but hey, it's more than I expected! I didn't use anything fancy like grow lights. To help pollinate, however, I did use an electric toothbrush. I read that holding it near the flowers creates a vibration similar to bees whizzing by...

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