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One Lonely Tomato

August 11, 2009

I’m convinced that blight has settled into the Suburban Farm. Each of my cherry tomato plants is brimming with beautiful green fruits, yet nothing is developing. With plenty of sunshine and rain, these fruits have sat for weeks without turning. Except for one. My one, lonely tomato.

I feel sad, because I though I could escape the blight. Instead I see spotted leaves, drooping stalks, and a lot of wasted potential. I should pull out all the stalks, but this one tomato has given me hope that maybe all is not lost. I’ll give it until the weekend. Anyway, the cucumbers need room to spread their wings.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Ginny permalink
    August 11, 2009 7:28 pm

    Do not give up. Too many people assume blight for anything that goes wrong. It is just a funny summer this year. With all those green fruits, I would wait…


  2. Caroline permalink
    August 11, 2009 9:42 pm

    @Ginny: Thanks for the encouragement. I’ll keep on truckin’…

  3. August 12, 2009 10:56 am

    Hi Caroline! A couple of weeks ago I also thought that my plants got sick. We were about to leave for a trip, I didn’t have much time. I made a magnesium solution and sprayed all tomato plants. Upon our return, I found the plants in good shape. My last post has pictures. Epson salt is a sourse of magnesium. A lot of info can be found on the Internet. Good luck with your plants.

  4. Caroline permalink
    August 12, 2009 11:49 am

    @Tatyana: thanks for the tip! I’ll try it tonight (if it doesn’t rain).

  5. August 12, 2009 4:46 pm

    I am so crossing my fingers for you!! That is one handsome tomato. I just about died when I had to buy one at the grocery store this week.. : ((

  6. Ginny permalink
    August 18, 2009 4:28 pm

    Well, my tomatoes have finally started turning red. How about yours?

  7. Caroline permalink
    August 19, 2009 3:04 pm

    Yes, we have red tomatoes! I’m so glad I waited.

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