Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tomato Update 4

The most exciting update this week about the tomato is the new growth. Not just leaves and stems and stalks...

... but flower buds! That means blooms and then tiny tomatoes!

I've read that lightly spraying the buds and blooms with water will increase the overall yield of the plant (does anyone know why in non-super-science terms?) so I've been gently spraying the plant every other day or so.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this about the Aero-Garden, but there's nutrients that come with it. They come in small packs and you add them every two weeks. We've been good about adding them, but the leaves still look a little droopy. I'm hoping it's not a bad sign. I just want some homegrown tomatoes!


  1. Some cherry tomato varieties (especially the patio or dwarf types, like microTom) have very rugose or wrinkled leaves. This is completely normal. From the photo, I think your plant looks fine...it's just exhibiting its normal leaf form!

  2. That's encouraging. I'm used to the big tomatoes in a ground garden so this is new to me.

  3. As a general rule tomato plants do NOT like water on their leaves. This makes them more suceptible to blight.