Veggie Update

Sonja Wieck

A Denver area triathlete enjoying every day of swim bike run. Mom to Annie, wife to Troy, and guide to a few brave athletes, I'm always in search of the next adventure.

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6 Responses

  1. Mom says:

    WOW–that looks great! A RED one even!! Coolio!

  2. Hillary says:

    Your veggies look awesome!! I have about 4 tomato nubbins on my sun gold plant. They are so tiny they don’t even qualify as baby tomatoes, but one of them is getting close. Lots of blossoms give me hope for a great summer of snacking… pick a tomato, pick a basil leaf, wrap tomato in said basil leaf, enjoy. If only mozzarella grew on trees that had basalmic vinegar for sap…

  3. Sonja says:

    They should totally make a mozzarella tree with balsamic sap. In todays world of genetic engineering, I’m sure that’s possible. I’m pretty happy with the garden thus far!

  4. Amy McD says:

    AWESOME!!! I am so impressed!!! So – since you are now the tomato expert, I’m wondering if I should be picking the little “flowers” off my cherry tomato plant. I thought I remembered the lady at the nursery saying that I should do that so the plant directs energy to growing tomatoes, not growing flowers, but my mom wasn’t sure that was the right move. Thoughts? My snap peas are growing well, twirling themselves around their cage (SO cool!!!) but no fruits yet. Yours are so adorable!! Look at your green thumb!!

  5. Sonja says:

    Um, I don’t plan on touching the flowers, since they represent future tomatoes. No way. I see the logic there (not sure if it’s true), but there is no way I could touch those gorgeous little flowers!

  6. Hillary says:

    I would leave the flowers alone too. If the tomato plant has no flowers, it probably won’t have any tomatoes.

    You could pick all but one flower off and then you could grow the world’s largest cherry tomato. That is kind of what rose growers sometimes do, cut off all but the most promising buds so that plant devotes all its energy toward making bigger, but fewer, flowers. Probably works great for competitive growers but not so much for the home veggie gardener.

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