Tuesday, July 15, 2008

First Heatwave Tomato

It's the middle of July, and our Heatwave tomato plant has put out exactly one ripened fruit. While that doesn't sound like stellar production when compared to the others, this plant hasn't exactly lived the typical life of its garden neighbors.

Way back in March, I decided to try my luck at growing an upside down tomato plant. So, I went to the local nursery and bought a very healthy looking Heatwave seedling, with hopes that it would produce well into the Summer. After returning home, I noticed the tiniest of sprouts in the container with the new plant. It was so small that it appeared to have just popped through the soil that day. After planting the upside down seedling (which promptly died) I very carefully transplanted the tiny seedling into a small container and placed it under the grow lamp. Several months later it's now a mature Heatwave plant, with one ripened fruit and several others ripening on the vine. And, as temperatures have cooled into the upper 90s over the last week, a few more blooms have set tomatoes. Not bad for a little bonus seedling.

1 comment:

DP Nguyen said...

Congrats on your newest heatwave tomato. Enjoy it! And it's quite a plus considering its history.