I would like you all to put your thinking caps on right now. The cute ones. Not the ones that make you look weird that you got on vacation or at that craft festival where they looked so good on the girl selling them.
Think wayyyyyyy back to last September when I told you to take a little clipping from your tomato plants and root them. Remember that?
Well take a gander at this …
Yes. It’s true. THIS is the very tomato plant I grew from that very rooted clipping.
I don’t blame you for not believing me. I wouldn’t believe me either. Other than the fact that it’s pretty scraggly … it’s a tomato plant. A tall one too.
I think the secret to my success was putting it under my grow lights. Vegetable grow lights. Not the other kind. Even though I’m pretty sure the lights for that stuff is the same. Anyhow, I don’t have a window that’s sunny enough in this house to sustain a tomato plant. It barely sustains me in the winter. But grow lights were enough to turn this little tomato twig into a full blown plant. The other tip is to grow a cherry tomato. You’re not gonna get a great big beefsteak type tomato through this method.
The very best part of this experiment? The tomatoes tasted good. How good? Fresh from the garden in the middle of summer good.
So today, in the middle of a blustery January, I stood, looking through my kitchen window at the wind and snow while eating a warm, sweet, cherry tomato from the garden.
The tomato was the size of a mouse’s enlarged prostate so the satisfaction was short lived, but still … it was there.