The Evolution of Our Tomato Garden
Tomatoes, tomatoes, everywhere! Once you start growing tomatoes in your garden, they will appear everywhere. They are one of the easiest vegetables (fruits) to grow. The first year, we bought red cherry and plum tomato plants from a neighborhood garden store. The “cherries” were small, but very sweet and tasty. The “plums”, on the other hand were disappointingly sour and flat in flavor. Since the “red cherry” was a definite winner, we saved its seeds.
The following year, instead of purchasing tomato plants from garden stores, we planted the seeds we saved. To our surprise, not only did these seeds return a great yield, the size of these tomatoes also got bigger. Here, you can see clusters of oversized cherry tomatoes.
|Tomatoes grown from seeds we saved.|
|An assortment of heirloom tomatoes -yellow grape, red and orange cherry, chocolate cherry, etc..|
|Tomato plant growing on the crack of the concrete (grown from seeds of dropped tomatoes).|