two tomatoes are on the vine
The first two tomatoes on the vine

Tomatoes on the vine

| Two bright green tomatoes have appeared among the vines, presaging a perhaps bountiful harvest.

I planted my garden in the fall, the designated planting season for the desert, and dutifully protected my tomato plants from the threat of frost, but nevertheless lost one of them. I've since replaced it with a cherry tomato plant.

My garden turns out to be poorly-situated for a winter growing season. The yard is on the north side of the house, and with the sun low in the sky the plants are in shade most of the day. Between the cold and the lack of sunlight, they've grown a bit slow. Hopefully that will change as the daylight hours lengthen and the shade pulls back. A few recent days of above-normal temperatures have sparked growth visibly.

Last updated on Apr 13, 2018

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