I am so excited right now The tomato plants that were the first ever plants that I bought, which I transplanted into the first ever garden that I created myself (and believe you me, it took a lot of work to dig out the prairie that was there before), are now producing my first ever home grown tomatoes!
The Early Girl (I still don't know whether it's a bush or not, the plastic thingie says 'determinate' but the label says just plain 'Early Girl', and the plant is a bit over 24" right now) has three tomatoes and the Generic Tomato Plant (so named because the label from Bonnie said 'Tomato' on it and nothing else) has two, plus some wrinkly old brown blossoms which I hope will turn into even more fruit.
The 'maters have been growing for just over a week now and they're already the size of 'shooter' marbles, if anybody remembers what those look like. Interestingly, the Early Girl and the Generic Tomato Plant are neck and neck, I didn't think the GTP would be an early variety, but I guess I was wrong. I'm seriously considering re-naming it to something like Early Prairie Star, sounds more descriptive than 'Tomato', don't you think?
I must be doing something right! I'm the first one to have tomatoes on my block. And we'll soon be up to our ears in tomatoes, there are dozens of flowers in various stages on each plant.
Can't wait! As soon as I figure out how to post pictures, I'll get some up.
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