6.13.2009

Weekend Update: Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter...Week 5

Failure, disappointment, shame, with a sliver of hope sprinkled on top...the emotions I am feeling as I post this update.  How could I come so far since my last joyous Saturday post you ask?  Remember those yellow flowers I boasted about last week, and how I was sure I was on the brink of a tomato explosion? Gone, gone... gone.  When I sauntered out one morning to water my precious little plant, I could tell from afar that the bright yellow flowers that once were did not look so hot.  As I got closer, I could see they were a tad shriveled up.  Before I really thought through what i should do, I decided to poke one.  It took my breath away as I watched the entire shriveled up bulb float to the concrete. 
After looking around to see if anyone in the neighborhood witnessed my murder, I decided to douse the sweet plant in water in hopes of the other two springing back to life.  Well, this was on Thursday and I have seen no springage thus far.  I will say that the sliver of hope I reported comes from the fact that it appears I have some other flowers on the way.  However, (knock on wood) I will not be reporting too much on these until there is actually some fruit.  I feel as if I jinxed the last ones.  So keep this little tike in your thoughts and prayers and maybe it will pull through.  If you have a green thumb, then I beg you to share your tips and tricks with a comment.  Thank you.  Until next week...
shameful...
R.I.P. little bulb...

9 comments:

  1. But the leaves look so green and healthy! Surely someone will come to your rescue with some tomato growning tips!

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  2. Oops, typo - should be "growing"

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  3. I don't know anything about growing tomatoes, but that is the funniest account I have ever heard of a plant dying. haha. good luck.

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  4. Have you tried Miracle Grow?????

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  5. Okay, I had one of these! We did have a few tomatoes grow, but it took several months. Your leaves look really green, which means the plant is still healthy. You cannot over water it so give it at least a gallon a day and definitely use miracle grow. Good luck.

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  6. I know how you feel... the same thing happened to my pepper plants! There is plenty of growing season left, though... (especially for you... not so much for me... :)

    Bri

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