Why oh why are tomatoes so hard to grow? This is a question I’ve been asking myself a lot.
I thought I got my tomatoes in early enough, around September. We did have some cool mornings after I planted them, but I don’t think we had any frosts. I thought great, here we go the tomatoes will start early and we will get heaps.
How wrong I was?
I have only been getting them in the last couple of weeks. The ones that were growing were getting end rot, or the rats were feasting on them. It seems I couldn’t get any.
Now of course I’m realising that I did not do enough research about the varieties I planted and what I would get. Too many cherry tomatoes are what I’m getting. Unbelievable.
How many cherry tomatoes do you have to grow to make tomato relish?
You know what, I don’t want to know the answer because I won’t be making any. Next summer I will make sure I plant the right ones.
I have put lime, pot ash, blood and bone and some fertiliser and I’m finally starting to get some results. I need to take all this on board for the next season and hope I get a lot more tomatoes.
Why is gardening so frustrating? Who would have thought that growing food would be so hard. I mean how did people 30 or 40 years ago do it without the internet, or more importantly without YouTube?
YouTube has been so good and I’ve learned so much. Though sometimes I just wish there were people close by that I could try getting some answers to my questions.
Oh well, our season is coming to an end, though I did just plant some in the greenhouse, will have to see how they go. I am not too concerned as we could get fairly warm weather up until April May. So still plenty of time for growing. We will see.
Do you grow your own tomatoes? Did you have lots of luck? Do you know what you are doing and can help me? LOL