Monday, October 3, 2016

Show and Tell


Not sure if this was mockingbird nest or not. Close to front steps.

Time to bring at least one of the impatiens in!

Tacky likes to keep me company when I'm on the porch.



Remember when something broke my little tomato plant off? Well, at the time, there was one little one just coming through the dirt. Here are pictures of that pip now. I noticed that some of the leaves looked as if a mold or disease had it. I couldn't see anything. Today, as I sat outside with Tacky, I looked the plant over and saw a very small tomato worm! It was about 3/8" long and busy eating on one of the leaves. Ah-hah! I searched the plant over and found more, each smaller than the next. The pic shows the smallest - 3/16th of an inch and going like a house afire! I'll have to look and keep watching. I picked off about ten of those nasty things, funny, they don't seem half as icky when they are so tiny. LOL! In the final pic, you can see that it is getting blossom buds! I figure the plant must be about a month old. If the other plants would have made it, I may have had tomatoes before frost using the ripe tomato slice method. I have to say that this was the most successful experiment of the summer!

I hope you are having a bright start to your week!

11 comments:

  1. Only found one of those nasty things. I've been enjoying a tomato a day for a month now...very happy with first attempt at "farming."

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  2. Work week been going ok. Look like rain in the next few days.
    Coffee is on

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  3. the bugs are incorrigible! love to see tacky!

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  4. Looks like you've got a late bloomer. Don't count him out just yet. :) But yeah. Get rid of those nasty, fuzzy, grub things. Bleh.

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  5. Nothing like a fresh home grown tomato.

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  6. I like the nest, I always think they're so creative, each species of bird makes a different type, with different materials.
    Nice to see one tomato plant surviving and thriving. Just keep picking off the caterpillars.

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  7. Love that you are working on your plants. I gave up this year, too dry here and I'm scared of using the needed water from my well. We are at risk for wells running dry.

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  8. So now are you going to get tomatoes on this plant? Tacky looks very relaxed..

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    1. I doubt I will get tomatoes, it's just too late. Was an experiment.

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  9. Nice to see a picture of your cat. I don't suppose he eats caterpillars though it would be a help if he did.

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    1. No, she likes faster moving critters, lol. I do wonder if she isn't the one breaking things off ...

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