Saturday, January 23, 2010


Some of our plants did well with the recent frost and some didn’t do quite so well. Out topsy turvy tomato plant took a beating from the frost but has since recovered. We brought it into the garage to prevent it from freezing but6 it still seemed to be sensitivity to the cooler environment inside the garage. It is a little difficult to see in the picture above.

It is doing well and is giving us a bumper crop of tomatoes. You can see some of them in the picture above. I think that by hanging the tomato vine the insects can’t crawl up out of the ground to munch on it. Plus the nematodes, they can’t attack the roots of the plant because it is not in the ground. Now if plants could think, it would probably be saying “What nut went and planted me upside down? Must have been an Australian since they live on the bottom of the world and walk around upside down all day long anyway.” Now that is just a joke but something that I use to wonder about when I was in grade school.

It won’t be long before these green tomatoes will be great big red luscious tomatoes gracing the top of a salad. They look like twins. For those of us who can remember the “victory gardens” of world war II, then this can be our victory garden for the high price of tomatoes in the store. Now to grow some lettuce also. The topsy turvy is actually performing a lot better than I thought that it would.
Let’s all enjoy the week-end with leisure activities that make life enjoyable and fun. Lew

1 comment:

seaside said...

The topsy turned out to be a huge success. It looks like you have wonderful tomatoes growing.