A few weeks ago, I posted Growing Maters, to show you a different method for planting tomatoes that would require less work/watering. After hubby planted our eight plants, we took a little trip to mom and dad’s and he did the same thing there for them. Fool proof. Right?
Enter….aphids. I watched for the big ugly tomato worms….but was surprised at finding our plants covered in nasty tiny white critters! I talked to mom…. googled some organic ways to rid our plants of the pests, treated them with sprays of soapy water…. and wallah! I. Killed. Them. Overnight.
But do not think the method does not work. Look at the bounty now ripening on our kitchen counter!
THEN….we took a drive to mom and dad’s over the weekend.
Here we found tomato TREES!
While we are in Mom and Dad’s garden…you may as well see how green their thumbs are!
By the way. We are not giving up. We are starting over in hopes of a bountiful fall gathering. Prayers are always welcomed. 🙂
It’s folks like hubby and I that keep the farmer’s market in business.
Have a great week and be nice to people!
Your parents have a great garden. Yours looks more like mine.
Oh I am certain yours is better than mine! Lol!
The puppy arrived and all garden work stood still.
Hence my single so called cucumber!!! 🙂
So… ummm…. how far away do your parents live? Are they in another Zone? 🙂
Their garden makes me green with envy! It’s rather beautiful!
Haha! Same zone. Just a two hour drive. They just know what they are doing!!!! Lol!
My condolences at your losses. May the next crop more than make up for this one.
🙂 Thanks Russ! Take care!
Oh my, it’s all so green and lush and bountiful! Mine has had too much water, it’s not going to provide much this year. Love their fraidy hole, too.
Feast or famine…right? I am so proud of their fraidy hole!!!
Well I think we know who has the green fingers for sure… but keep on trying you never know what might happen…
I think I can….I think I can….
You did an AWESOME job killing those tomato plants. Won’t Dipel Dust work on aphids? It’s really B.T. – bacillus thuringiensis which is a natural bug killer. Never give up on gardening. Just work up a new plan for the next season and start over.
🙂 I have not heard of Dipel Dust….but maybe I should be prepared and get some now! Even my pepper plants were eaten up. What bug likes hot peppers? Slugs!!!
Not giving up…. hoping for a good fall crop! 🙂
Throw corn meal around your plants. I understand the slugs love it but when they eat it, they explode. Buy the Dipel Dust in a sprinkle container the first time. Afterwards, buy it in the sacks (more for the $) and refill your container.
I always learn so much from you! Thanks and will do!!!! 🙂
Love your post! It brings back the lightness of life & the smiles 🙂
My tomato plants are growing but no tomatoes yet 😉
Well the ones we’ve eaten were tasty. Looks like we’ll we having some fried (baked) green tomatoes too. 🙂 Yours will be worth the wait!!!
What I miss the most about living in an apartment is land. Land to garden. ❤
Okay, remember a few weeks ago when I bragged about my hubby growing tomatoes in one of those upside down plastic things? Every one of those maters got blossom end rot. We read they were low on calcium and we should throw some ground up egg shells into the soil. Nothing saved them. We recently had a burial service for them and then we drove to the Farmer’s Market and bought some big, red tomatoes that had no taste at all.
We give up.
Oh Delores. My condolences. The Farmer’s Market needs us. 🙂
Oh Delores – HUGS!!! ❤
Awww…..but on the bright side….no mowing? ♥
Ok, at the risk of seeming crazy – I love mowing the lawn!
Plz come on over!!! I do most of the mowing ’round here. Good exercise and therapy UNTIL the temps hit the triples or the cicada killer hornets arrive….then I have to hang it up! 🙂
How disappointing! Each year we have varying success with toms – this year is looking better than most but that was probably tempting fate 😉 Good luck with the fall crop. Congrats to your parents – they obviously do have very green fingers.
Holding my breath that your toms continue to flourish!
You are sweet!
I am not good at gardening eihter and buy it from the farmer. He loves me. Hey keep trying and one day you will be selling at the market! 🙂
I will keep trying AND keep supporting our farmers!!! 🙂 Have a good one !
Oh dear! What can I say? Your parents garden is beautiful. LOL! Let us pray!
Haha!! Lots of prayers! 🙂
Yes…they always have lots to can for winter and share!
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