On Memorial Day I decided I wanted to plant a garden.
So, we went from this:
And finally - to this! (in only 2 1/2 short months):
Because the plants were so small, we THOUGHT (key word here, thought) we could fit 14 (yes, I said 14) tomato plants, 1 cherry tomato plant, 2 cucumber plants and onions around the perimeter. We also tried to fit 1 zucchini plant, carrots, beans, and pumpkin plants in about a 2x2 plot of land right behind the tomato seciont. I guess we didn't realize that all of these plants grow exponentially! I introduce you to the attack of the killer tomatoes!
Can you believe those puppies went from minuscule to OVER 5 FEET TALL! Have you ever seen tomato plants like these???
We are so grateful that are tomatoes are growing so well, but at the same time, we are little frightened. They have completely outgrown their gates, have taken over the entire garden, and every day it seemed like 1 or 2 of the plants would fall over because of all the weight.
Last Saturday we spent over 2 hours trimming and fixing our tomato plants. Lance even had his tools out to help.
We got tons of stakes to hold them into the ground and filled up 1/2 of a huge garbage can with the trimmings from the tomato plants. Here is the after picture.
I am not sure you can tell, but it really is a lot more manageable now. We are excited for them to start to turn red and for the tomato party to really begin. If you LOVE tomatoes like we do, I am sure we will have some extras to share with you!