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Tomato Plant update

Fascinating I know! But I have been through a lot with my tomato plants. I was so happy last year with my twenty plants that grew a whole 5 tomatoes!


Twenty plants I cared for and looked after. I even used a paintbrush to help the pollination. So this year I started with a humble yet very expensive delicious tomato and decided that after spending 80p on it I was going to grow some tomatoes from seed.

I grew them in a seed tray and they were thriving. I was so proud of them, I turned them every day made sure they were watered and happy. Then I put them outside to soak up some sun and the withered and dried out in a few hours. There wilted stalks never straightened up. There were 4 plants left from the 15 seedlings.

So I repotted them, wonky stalks and all. I learned a trick that you can bury stalks deep in the ground, burying the crooked stems and leaving me with a smaller but straighter tomato plant.

Well now, they are over a foot tall, I am hoping soon they are about to flower. It’s hot in London at the moment and they are strong enough to withstand the heat. I have only put two outside and I am keeping the two inside so I can monitor them.

I am super happy.

I also grew some chillies from seed two, in the same seed tray. I have 3 left one is doing well hopefully it will start flowering and growing chillis soon.

It’s been a gardening struggle, and next year when I have the green house it will be less of an issue as they can live happily in there.

About DP

Hi, I am Dana. I am dyspraxic trying to function and get organised in my dysfunctional world. I don’t shy away from technology but I do have a preference for all things paper and analog. I am trying to organise our lives through my bullet journal, travel around the globe and save money!!! Impossible I know. I have a hard time believing that you should spend a fortune on one day. So, with my creative skills and frugality I will hopefully create my dream wedding without getting into debt. My bullet journal has been a life saver, so much that I now have 3. One for life, one for wedding planning and my last for this blog. I am lost without them. I have a wonderful partner, two fur babies ( Manhattan and Frank) a full time job that I love and my love of blogging. Please bear with me with my spelling and grammar I do proof read about 4 times but I still miss things. I won’t be offended if you correct me. So that’s me, I draw and teach art to both kids and adults and I believe anyone can create anything you just have to practice. I have had to try and try at organising, that is why I am the Dysfunctional Planner.

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