I’ve been attempting to get my garden beds ready for Fall gardening, without much verve or conviction. I added some compost and turned the large garden, but the other five remain a drought hardened, fallow mess. It has been hard to get very excited about gardening, in this weather. The 10 tomato plants I started for myself and a friend, are still in their pots, being watered every day, fertilized, and moved in and out of the late afternoon sun. I know it is getting close to time to get them in the ground, but still I hesitate.
Some have been flowering, although I haven’t paid too much attention. Technically, it is supposed to be too hot for them to set fruit. Something did catch my eye yesterday, however, so I went in for a closer look.
I couldn’t believe it, a tomato! Yesterday it was just the larger of the now 2 tomatoes. This is a Patio Tomato plant from The Natural Gardener. This one little tomato plant has re-energized my tired gardener soul, and I’m adding more gardening to my to-do list this weekend. Fall will arrive, and I want to be ready.