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One Lone Tomato

by Kay~Kacey on 9/6/2008

So you’ve seen pictures out my window of my backyard. Our house backs up to woods. Like right next to them. The one thing I regret about that is that there is no sunny spot to plant a garden. Vegetables. Flowers. Sigh. I would SO love that. But we try and do some container gardening…

This is all that survived this summer. One lone tomato plant.

lone tomato plant

With one lone tomato on the plant. Pathetic, huh? I sure hope it ripens and SuperGuy gets to eat it soon…

How about you? How was your garden this summer? Go ahead, tell me and I’ll just be green with envy.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Kate September 6, 2008 at 6:54 am

You will have no envy for ours, Kacey. We had to leave our beloved garden when we moved. But the nice thing is that our neighbor, who was also terminated, along with my husband, got to enjoy the bounty of our garden all summer. In that respect only, I was glad that it was him who took over the tending and the bounty of the garden.

Yes, your little tomato looks pathetic. It just looks so lonely . . .

Flea September 6, 2008 at 7:24 am

Our poor little garden. 🙁 We have raised beds which did beautifully last year, and we put in more this spring, but a home improvement project took over this summer. As did the heat and bugs. Our garden limped along. It’s awful.

Mental P Mama September 6, 2008 at 8:21 am

Same story here. Pitiful gardens this summer.

Amy September 6, 2008 at 8:37 am

Do wild strawberries scattered throughout the backyard count?

Tori Lennox September 6, 2008 at 9:10 am

We just had a few tomato plants this year and they didn’t do all that great.

Treasia/TruckersWife September 6, 2008 at 9:24 am

I haven’t planted a garden in years and years. We are giving thought to having a few things next summer though. Of course when it comes right down to it, chances are we won’t. :rofl:

Suzanne September 6, 2008 at 11:30 am

We are overrun with tomatoes at the moment! I’ve got them piled all over my kitchen counters and there are more that need to be picked. I wish I could give you some! I love tomatoes, but we have too much right now and I don’t want to can them this year. It’s too much yet just not quite enough to be worth canning.

Kacey September 6, 2008 at 1:01 pm

What is UP with the Russian blog comment spammers?? (oh, maybe that should have been a question on the post earlier this week…questions in life…)

I’m hoping that lone tomato ripens before it frosts…

iPost September 6, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Mine is going great because i don’t have one! I just take what my neighbor grows in his garden. :rofl: With his permission. Of course. :beer:

mary September 6, 2008 at 8:18 pm

We have the sunshine, but no fence to keep out the deer. I did buy four tomato plants to put in containers on the deck, but never got around to actually planting them. I just stuck the fourpack in a pot that had some dirt in the bottom. They actually grew in there, and we harvested a grand total of six tomatoes.

I guess it’s better than nothing. Almost.

You are sweet to let SuperGuy eat the lone tomato.

annbb/TSannie September 6, 2008 at 11:11 pm

You HAVE heard about my $1500 squash? Whatever, I feel your gardening pain.

Deb September 7, 2008 at 8:40 am

Ah, yes, it is a sad event when the bountiful summer tomatoes come to an end. Personally, I love the fall and can’t wait for the haystacks, cornstalks, pumpkins, gords and such to fill the landscape. Ah, fall…

annbb/TSannie September 7, 2008 at 7:50 pm

My Connecticut garden stunk and my parent’s Columbia MO garden stunk. Stinky year all around! :cursing:

MAYBELLINE September 8, 2008 at 12:00 am

Only had time for tomatoes in the full sun. I planted 3 varieties – Sun King, Health Kick, and Brandywine. Health Kick was the most successful. Today, I had to pull them up and toss them all in the green waste. Summer time is through…thank goodness. I can’t take much more heat.

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