Thursday, June 18, 2009

First teenie tomatoes EVER

Not just this season, but the first I've grown in my whole adult life.

First Tomatoes Ever

Juliet Hybrid cherry tomatoes. We didn't start this plant by seed; it was a freebie from a local nursery. It was a lot shorter then.

Do birds like cherry tomatoes? I'm praying not.


  1. I didn't have any trouble with songbird types, but cherry tomatoes are like candy to ducks. Our flock was fenced out of ours, but I'd toss the too-split ones out to them, and they'd eat them until they couldn't swallow any more... their necks would look like a string of beads for a little while.

  2. I found that 8 year olds do. I had nary a tomato for salads a couple of years ago when I grew some cherry tomatoes! But they "looked" yummy!

  3. Lord have mercy if I ever see a flock of 8 year olds swooping in.

  4. Oooh, they look like plum tomatoes! Maybe you'll get enough to make some homemade spaghetti sauce.

    My solution to wildlife going after my garden is to give them something better. We feed the squirrels peanuts and throw out seeds for anyone who wants them. I'm not much of a tomato-grower, but at least the few I have don't get eaten, LOL!

    My mother has a bunch of chipmunks in her yard who attack her tomatoes. They just stand up and chew on the lowest ones. I told her she should leave the 'broken' tomatoes on the ground for them, instead of throwing them away (the tomatoes, not the chipmunks--although she'd probably like to do that. She isn't animal lover like me, LOL!).



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