Farewell to Summer. Just Kidding.

Very Voluntary

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.

Better late than never??

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.

Published by Cinna Knits

Enthusiastic teacher. Voracious fiber artist. Perpetual creator.

11 thoughts on “Farewell to Summer. Just Kidding.

    1. I have such rubbish luck with tomatoes- it would be the largest tomato harvest I’d had in years if it produced even a single fruit! The past three summers have been tomato failures.


    1. Our temperature range is still between 50 and 80 F (10-26 C), I’ll start thinking about bringing the plant inside once it starts to cool off more. But thank you, I have had very little success with tomatoes (ever) and this information will be helpful if my buds actually fruit.

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    1. My planter basket was born out of not wanting to go buy a fiber liner. AND it was a stash busting project! I just used a bunch of odds and ends; it has held up moderately well. The cotton at the top is muddy and bleached, but it still holds dirt.


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