The end of summer is here. Days are getting noticeably shorter and the weather has a chill edge to it. Which begs the question, why am I showing you a tomato seedling?
Because no one told this tomato summer was over.
You see, I planted tomato seeds back in late-April/early-May. They got about an inch or so high then died en mass. I rolled my eyes at the distinctly barren hanging basket all summer. Fast forward to mid-August when I plopped some green onion bulb scraps into the empty planter basket. Shortly thereafter, I noticed a “friend” growing beside them. You guessed it, tomato seeds that took 4 months to germinate.
So here we are, in actual fall. About 6 weeks out from the usual first hard frost (mid-November generally). Will my little budding tomatoes have time to fruit?? I counted, I have 2 clusters currently. Eight potential tiny tomatoes.
No fear, I’ll keep you posted on what becomes of my frustratingly late tomatoes.