Look upon my bountiful harvest. These are the Perino tomatoes that are super expensive in the shops. You can’t buy packet seeds for them. So what did I do?
I took two tomatoes, cut them into halves and shoved them in 4 potting tubes that had a 50:50 compost and dirt mix. I then patiently waited for them to come up. And my goodness, they came up!
I literally had so many tomato plants that I had to put some aside. I was worried that these would be a grafted tomato that would have a poor sprout rate. Not the case. Equally, once I planted them in the ground, they shot up super quickly. The tomato plants basically took over everything else in the garden.
It seemed like it took forever for the green fruit to ripen, with me worrying the whole time that they’d be misshapen. I lost my first red ripened ones to the Myna birds before we netted the plants. After than though, I got more and more fruit, to the point they exceeded KK’s needs and the rest of us were having them in salads.
Something to say about these guys is that they love sun. The garden bed I planted them in gets different sun along the bed, and the plant at the end with the most sun was the most successful. It also had extra fertiliser in the form of a humanely killed Myna bird.
It’s not that I have a black thumb, I just have a forgetful thumb. I’m good at planting things, but I’m not very good at watering them. Luckily GD is good at these things.