Over achieving

Posted on 11 Jun ’12 by Earl Moore

We don’t normally do a vegetable garden in the summer. However, this year Bonnie decided she was going to see if she could get a few tomato’s from raising a single plant in a large pot we already owned, placed next to our house in the back yard where it gets lots of sunshine.

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Once again she’s overachieving. We’ve got dozens of blooms and as many tomato’s of different sizes on a plant that’s at least seven feet tall.  Good thing we love tomato’s because we’re going to have more then we can handle in a few weeks — none of which have begun to turn red yet. However, I do love BLT’s so the future in that area looks bright.

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Bonnie…you can stop feeding it “Miracle Grow” any time now. ;-)


What Others Are Saying

  1. Steve Skinner 11 Jun ’12 at 10:13 am

    This is a good problem to have!
    Steve Skinner recently posted… Views From My Garden

    • Earl 12 Jun ’12 at 9:21 am

      It certainly is, Steve. :-)

  2. ken bello 11 Jun ’12 at 4:43 pm

    I can give you an address in Webster to send tomatoes to if there are too many. I can never get enough.

    • Earl 12 Jun ’12 at 9:22 am

      Ken, I’ll be sure and save the “extra” ones for a care package to Webster. :-)

  3. Mark 11 Jun ’12 at 10:50 pm

    I like BLT’s also – minus the L and the T. :-)

    We have a garden also, and it almost always overproduces what we can consume ourselves.
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    • Earl 12 Jun ’12 at 9:24 am

      Mark, it’s amazing how easily we can grow more food in the summer then we can eat yet so many in the world are starving to death. It just doesn’t make sense, does it?

  4. Tom Dills 11 Jun ’12 at 11:19 pm

    There’s nothing like a home-grown tomato. I’ll gladly sign up for a BLT!
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    • Earl 12 Jun ’12 at 9:32 am

      Tom, the home grown ones do have a much better flavor don’t they — the store ones have been altered to last longer and travel well.

  5. Paul 12 Jun ’12 at 8:13 am

    If she keeps feeding it Miracle Grow, you might end up with a problem: “Feed me Seymour!” LOL! I’m with Tom, sign me up for a BLT – heck, better yet, how about tomato and cheese. Mmmmm :)
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    • Earl 12 Jun ’12 at 9:34 am

      LOL, well if it gets to that point there will definitely be another post about it if I’m able. :-)

      Oh yeah, grilled cheese and tomato…now you’re talking.

  6. Don 12 Jun ’12 at 10:47 am

    Fine shots of this huge tomato plant! I’m impressed with its size. I use Miracle Grow on my outside plants all the time.
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    • Earl 12 Jun ’12 at 6:32 pm

      Don, I was afraid this one was going to be all plant and no tomatoes but now it’s loaded. Bonnie’s got a green thumb.

  7. John - Visual Notebook 12 Jun ’12 at 4:44 pm

    It’s either feast or famine with tomatoes – doesn’t seem to be a happy medium. Guess you’ll have to visit some neighbors – force them to take some off your hands. Home grown tomatoes are the best!
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    • Earl 12 Jun ’12 at 6:33 pm

      You’re absolutely right about that, John. I’m sure we’ll find “homes” for them. :-)

  8. Monte Stevens 16 Jun ’12 at 10:16 pm

    BLTs! I’ll be right over and way to go Bonnie!
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