Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tomato, again, sorry ...

You have to forgive me for harping on my tomato plant. For the last 10 days or so, I feel as if I had the stuffing knocked out of me. There is nothing new really happening - I planned on making a 5 gallon bucket mouse trap, because Ruth said hers worked so well. I got as far as getting the supplies together, and then I went to bed. Sigh ...

I did massacre 'Tom' and I couldn't figure out how much foliage to keep to feed the plant sunshine and the grow light. It is sitting in my bedroom and I didn't want it to look like Charlie Brown's Christmas tree.
 
From first blossoms to now. (A month) Tomato watching is getting pretty boring. I want them to fill out and get ripe already! I wonder if it's taking so long because I'm watching it or if it just takes this long and I was busy with other things before.

Nothing else to report. I'm glad that I got to see my oldest boy and take a couple pictures, but the whole thing was just too sad. Looking at his picture, I see my dad. He's the only one of my kids with his features, I guess that's kind of nice. None of the grandkids look like him, and there's a bunch of them. I never thought about it before.

Bought new ink to make some Christmas cards and postal labels - new ink cartridge is not being accepted by the bleep printer. I don't understand it, same brand, same everything, but the printer doesn't think so and just sits there acting ugly. It's a HP printer. I messed with it 2 days before throwing up my hands in surrender. Bleep technology! Takes the fun out of my plans ...

Guess I came back from my break too soon. If I don't see you before then, have a nice Thanksgiving!

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  1. Everything takes longer when your watching.
    Yes stupid technology. But then again we are so used to it now. I wonder if we could go back and be without it

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    1. I honestly think I could go back, but then I don't have the fancy phone or the many ways to get onto the internet.

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  2. I was just as fascinated as you this year watching my tomatoes grow, so I get it.

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    1. Are you going to grow them again in the spring?

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  3. Awww too bad you can't make your cards and labels. I never learned to do that. It would be neat.

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    1. I made labels for mailing the stuff I sold on ebay. They have a simple fill in thingy to ship packages.

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  4. I am finding Tom pretty fascinating. I can't seem to grow tomato plants outdoors thanks to the 28 trees that call my yard their home, so the fact you are capable of growing one indoors is pretty impressive.

    That is so frustrating about the ink cartridge. Technology is great until it doesn't work right....then it's just maddening.

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    1. With grow lights, you can grow stuff in the basement.
      Still disgusted about that printer, argh.

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  5. Maybe Tom will have few red fruit and string some lights. It would be great for the holidays.
    Coffee is on

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    1. I already thought of that, haha, and wondered if the lights would weigh too much.

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  6. It does take tomatoes a while to ripen. You look at them everyday for what seems like forever then you forget them and one day you look and there is a red one! Turn around twice and there's more red ones. Ripening has a lot to do with air temperature, not actual sunshine. Often enough the first ones to ripen will be the ones hiding behind leaves where sunshine doesn't go.

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    1. Seriously? If I turn up the heat, they'll ripen quicker? Hell's Bells, DH would have a fir if I bought it a heater, but I am tempted!

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  7. Not sure heaters would work, they may ripen too fast and be tasteless. it might work if the heaters were far enough back and warmed the air gradually as happens outside in summer.
    The fruit is looking quite large though, so probably you won't have too long to wait before you start seeing colour change.

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