Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Gardening in South Texas - Not for the Faint of Heart

Now, these pictures I am sure will shock you. Especially those of you who live up north. For those of you northern gardeners who get light headed or weak in the knees, please sit down before looking at these pictures.

If you have seen my blog a month ago you would know this is what my garden looked like on March 11:
Sweet little lettuce plants and tiny little tomato plant. So much room left over! ...or so I thought...

This is what it looks like today, one month and 2 days later:

Compare, if you please the tiny tomato plant you see in the first picture (at the far end of the garden) to the monster you now see before you~!

This is a grape tomato plant and bountiful and prolific producer and spreader~ YIKES~! it's taking over. If you look closely at the top left of the plant you can see the tomato cage I put around it to, um, support it? ha ha.

I wanted to share this with my fellow gardening friends. Now I'm off to find a large, strong trellis! While I'm at it I might need a whip and a chair as well! lol


Houston's Weekly Chic said...

I love it! I just planted some tomatoes a couple of weeks ago, I hope they take off like yours did!

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

WOW! We're just about to plant our garden. I bought grape tomatoes too. Your garden looks great!!!

Mia Sophia said...

Tricia..leave lots of room for the grape tomato. The tomatos may look like grapes, but the plant grows like a vine too! I had one last year and it broke my trellis, twice! but they are sooo yummy!!

Burnt Mill Candles and Soap said...

how nice your yard looks
sure wish I had one that is the major problem with living in an apartment :(

plant something good for me!