Organically, that's how!!! It has been way too long since I updated on my organic gardening experience! So back on Mother's Day I planted 2 grape tomato plants in a pot on my front steps and some strawberry plants in a pot on the back deck. (link) To refresh your memory, here is what they looked like back in May:
Now June was a rough month. Lots and lots and LOTS of rain with very little sunshine. I wasn't sure how my little plants were gonna handle it all. Well, despite the 20+ days of rain in June, they are actually doing really well and I actually have fruit!!! Here they are the other day:
First off these things are growing like crazy! Look how tall those tomato plants are!! When I first got the stakes I thought it was ridiculous how tall they were. But now the plants are nearly just as tall. And I have tons of little green tomatoes on there. I can't wait for them to ripen. Lots of yummy salads! Even the strawberries plants are getting huge. My oldest can't wait for them to be red so he can pick them off.
I have to say this is very exciting for me as I have NEVER grown any type of fruit or veggie before. I feel so accomplished, lol. And I have done it all with zero pesticides! I used organic potting soil and organic plant food and that was it. YAY! Hopefully they will taste as good as they look!
Now can anyone tell me how long till these things ripen and I can pick them? I'm anxious. :)