I was not optimistic for the success of the tomatoes we planted in May. Last year’s experiment with container gardening resulted in one small tomato before the plant died from a combination of too much water and too little drainage. However, we gave it another try this growing season, planting one red cherry tomato and one yellow pear tomato plant in the flower beds.
The tomatoes have exceeded expectation. Laura checks the plants regularly, so that we may gather the ripe tomatoes before the grey catbird steals them. She and Jason like the picking part, but neither care to eat the harvest.