Thursday, July 29, 2010

Overlea plot



I will demonstrate the hardiness of commercial brands of tomato plants (in my case, Roma and Cherry) vs. the wimpiness of heirloom tomato plants(Black Crim and Yellow something). It's quite remarkable. I think it's the lack of production and not the color of the produce that forced them out of the mainstream. Both have been fertilized only with egg shells (for calcium).

4 comments:

PaperPinwheel said...

hmmm, there might be some truth to this. i have 3 heirlooms so i can't compare, but i must say they are fairly wimpy, despite fertilizing with worm poop, epsom salts and egg shells! still, my first tomato popped out yesterday! oh the excitement!

Kate said...

Just wait until I post the pictures!

PaperPinwheel said...

i'm jealous!

Kate said...

My summer highlights:
1) swimming in the ocean
2) growing tomatoes!

Really, it's such a good feeling eating from the backyard.