Monday, May 4, 2009

The Tomato Growing Throw Down


A few weeks ago Steve came home with one of those upside down tomato growing contraptions you've probably seen on television ads. I don't quite get why growing a tomato upside down in a plastic tube should produce a better crop of tomatoes and this thing seriously offends aesthetically speaking. But, he was convinced he would have a huge harvest because, well, he saw it on TV. So, we decided to have a tomato growing throw down- he with his new school, upside down, plastic thing and me with my old school, Beefsteak in a clay pot with dirt.














Its still too soon to call this thing, but so far my tomato has set more flowers and just yesterday I noticed......


a wee tomato!

8 comments:

Lynne said...

Wow! And our aesthetically unpleasing contraption is still in the back of our now, very packed car! You will have an abundance of tomatoes before we even get ours planted in NM! Lynne and Barry

Jean Levert Hood said...

My vote is on the clay pot with dirt! I await the summer results!!! (with evidence already showing...)

Jala Pfaff said...

What a cute little baby tomato. You're right, that other contraption is ugly! I've never heard of one before. We don't have a TV, is maybe why. :)

Don Gray said...

I hate to say it, but the hanging thing looks at a glance like some kind of marijuana grow lamp! :>}

painterchum said...

I agree that the clay pot will be the winner. it could just stand there and look pretty and it allready is!

vyala said...

Hi Deborah - thanks for giving me a chuckle on this post. Isn't this funny how experimenting is part of our whole lives? Where would we end up if we did not try crazy things.
Thumbs up for this funny competition - keep us updated who is winning - yes?
Hugs, Petra

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Everybody! My little tomato continues to thrive-I'll keep you posted!

Silver said...

that is totally delightful! Wish mine was as successful as yours. those pesky bugs keep getting to them before i do.

Are these the tiny cherry tomato ones or the usual ones?