The Slow Tomato Race – It Lives

The challenge begins. Me against nature, or more to the point me against my own natural instinct to let things die.

Tomato Plant - Week Eight

Tomato Plant - Week Eight

It’s now been two months since I first got the tomato plant. I’d like to say that things have gone swimmingly but despite my best efforts to find some sort of watering routine I keep forgetting.

Still, the plant struggles on although as you can see from this picture some of the leaves have turned yellow and it’s not exactly put on a growth spurt. Having said that flowers have started to appear and one of them looks like it might turn into an actual tomato.

The plant has been re-potted twice since I first got it, using a mix of soil and compost from the waste bins in my garden (I didn’t have anything else to hand). I have no idea if this is helping or hindering it.

From now on, and for as long as it takes (I still don’t even know what the growing season of a tomato plant is) I will need to keep the poor thing watered and hope that the few leaves it has are enough to help it grow some fruit.

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