A little while back I told you about my summer plan: attempt to grow some cherry tomatoes on my 18th floor balcony. I think the idea started off from a lunch time conversation at work. Someone said if you have a big container you can grow tomatoes. I never even contemplated the idea before.
I live in a high rise building all the way up on the 18th floor. It can be very windy at times and I only have sun towards 3pm. Not an ideal growing condition for anything. Flowers have always been hit or miss. But at $2.50 a cherry tomato plant and a used large cat littler container what did I have to loose. Here is my update:
I got flowers and eventually a got green globes in decent quantity. But they stayed green for so long I thought they would never redden. Here above they are starting to abandon the green phase….FINALLY!
Oh I think we are actually getting somewhere here. Almost there for harvest!
BINGO! We have a ready to be plucked cherry tomato.
Here is my first harvest. I think I may get 30-40 tomatoes out of it only under the less then ideal conditions the plant has to face. And some cherry tomatoes are absolutely tiny – BUT RED. I am calling them Mini cherry tomatoes lol.
Besides a basil plant to help guard off nasty insects I have also employed soldiers to stand guard against the enemy. They work for food and don’t mind rebuilding a new home everyday. yeah I know spiders are gross but its a cool pic – taken with a LARGE zoom.
Happy Harvest everyone
omg omg spider eek! It made me forget all about your pretty tomatoes.
How exciting! They are so cute and remind me of tomberries (tiny red tomatoes) that I had in Ireland.
Oh Evelyne I’m so incredibly excited for you.
You challenged yourself and highly succeeded…BRAVA!!!
They’re just too adorable to eat ;o)
Good for you, Sis! I look forward to trying some in a couple of weeks. 🙂
This might be easy enough for me to try it on my balcony next year.
I’m growing cherry tomatoes in my apartment too…. but I don’t have a balcony, so they are actually inside the apartment. So Far I have a bunch of tiny yellow flowers, but I’m guessing those will be the stems and the tomatoes will sprout from there…. great job on your harvest!
How exciting! Your patience was rewarded and these are just adorable! Definitely worth the investment.
@Dana, wow indoor eh, courageous. Yes where the yellow flowers are is the future location of the fruit.
@Susan totally Sis you should do it next year!