This spring I really wanted to grow a tomato plant, as well as some other fresh herbs like basil and mint, so I planted a little garden that could grow in pots on my porch. Everything was going so well and the tomato plant was really flourishing. It grew tall and started to show little yellow blossoms that would become sweet, homegrown, sun-ripened, delicious cherry tomatoes. I watered the plant regularly and it got plenty of sun. Then one day a sad thing happened. Some sort of little green baby inch worms attacked my tomato plant and devoured most of the green leaves and yellow blossoms. I tried to pluck off the inch worms but I seemed to always miss one or two. Less than a week later and there was barely anything left to my tomato plant and various herbs. Last night I had to throw the plants away, but before I did I salvaged the six little tomatoes that had managed to grow amidst the hungry inch worms. I actually ate one of the tomatoes and it was surprisingly bitter. The following photos are to showcase the few tomatoes that grew this summer. Then I got a little carried away and wanted to show how little they are and put them in our wedding rings for a size comparison. The last photo is a quick shot I took of my husband, Brandon. He always encourages me and helps me to laugh... even when my tomato plant died. Thanks for being so wonderful and caring... I'm lucky to have you.
I think it's still early enough in the year that I can try to plant another tomato plant.