I've grown tomatoes, quite a few, I've been somewhat successful, but guess what? I hate growing them but at the same time I love eating them, and fresh off the vine? Nothing tastes better.
So what's with my love/hate relationship with tomatoes? It has to do with staking them, tying them, and worst of all, pruning them, I just don't get it.
But then today, walking through a Powell River Garden Club member's garden, I had my moment of revelation. I just asked a simple question, why does your tomato plant have so few leaves....answer? "Tomatoes just need about a third of their leaves to grow"
I could not wait to get home and get myself into the garden.
Before the haircut
After the haircut