This is my first tiny tomato growing in my garden. You can see it here growing from flower to tomato. How long until it looks like these, the tomatoes I painted for my children’s book Poems on Fruits & Odes to Veggies – Where Healthy Eating Starts With a Poem? I wonder….
I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but besides the growth that has taken place in my garden, something else is different too. Can you spot the change? Look first. And remember, I am new to growing my own garden.
Okay, here is the answer…it is the tomato cages! I put them in upside down! I thought the big round end should be buried in the ground. And the look should be like an upside down ice cream cone. Turns out that is not the case. The spikes should be in the ground and it should look just like an ice cream cone, getting wider at the top! Can you say “duh?” Someone in the “know” (my sister-in-law) visited my garden and made the change for me. Now my tomatoes will have room to grow.
Since we are on the subject of tomatoes, here is a tomato poem for you from my book Poems on Fruits & Odes to Veggies.
Steak tomatoes too
I know what to do
Dice them, slice them
Mince them, seed them
Put them on a plate
Eat them, feed them
They taste really great!