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...
R.I.P. little bulb...


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

  2. Oops, typo - should be "growing"

  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.

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

  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.

  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... :)