5.26.2010

Growing Tomatoes




I would absolutely adore having a raised garden bed although as of right now that would take way more energy than I have right now. My next best solution is growing a few things in pots. Yesterday the kiddos and I planted heirloom and a yellow variety of tomatoes. I got the pots from Ikea and the trellis from Home Goods. Now here's to hoping that they actually grow.

23 comments:

the cinnamon post said...

every year i say we are going to grow vegetables...and every year i'm overwhelmed with everything else that grows...weeds included. But i think i can handle this. Yes. Thank you. Off to Ikea today!
~Tara

Melissa said...

Good luck! I love your trellises!

Lindsey said...

Good luck, we are in the same boat this year and I am praying that the tomatoes grow. Those trellises are pretty!
-Lindsey

camerascupcakesandcinderella.blogspot.com

Design Esquire said...

Good luck! They already look pretty :)

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

i've grown tomatoes in pots, it works like a charm with little upkeep.

Michelle Parks McCourt said...

PS i love your shots of flowers

Blueprint Bliss said...

Can't wait to see what you end up with. Michael and I have talked about having a small raised vegetable garden at our next house... we shall see!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Looks great - good luck! I'm sticking to plants this year :) My parents do a garden at home and a huge garden plot at the nursery my dad works at.. we usually benefit! xx

Staley Mc said...

How fun! We are growing tomatoes and peppers this year.

Melissa said...

I have a garden but last year and this year did my tomatoes in a pot and it has worked great. good luck. I LOVE those trellis's.

Sarah said...

good luck with the plants, we are also trying to grow cherry tomatoes and regular ones. :)

Stephanie said...

I love the trellis'. Can't wait to see the results!

Wahzat Gayle said...

oh please update us on their growth. This is a lovely idea...I love the idea of gardening...but I don't like the dirt lol though tomatoes in a pot sound like a great idea! Cool

bobbi said...
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bobbi said...

After living in the country for more than seven yeras, i finally decided to grow tomatoes in the garden...so far so good!!! Now I want to try with different vegetables too
Good luck with yours!

Valerie said...

That's so exciting! I grew up on a farm and we always had a garden and I miss it. Nothing beats fresh garden tomatoes!

xo
Valerie

tammy said...

i thought they didn't make polaroid film anymore -- is that what you're using? the trellis is adorable.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Well that seems like a wonderful solution !

cindy said...

Lovely trellises but they do not allow room for the tomato plants' foliage and main trunk which will be very full and tall. Tall tomato cages and then tall stakes if necessary later in the summer added into the middle of the cages are best. I have grown tomatoes in pots for many years and is one of the pleasures of summer. The evening temperatures really determine the bounty of the crop. Warm nights are best. One trellis would be nice in the pot next to the door. Garden stores have lots of climbing plants that would work great and bring color to the patio. Also fertilize every so often. Best wishes, I enjoy your blog!

Sarah said...

Good luck, I hope your tomatoes grow. What a fun activity for you and the kids.

Vana said...

I love tomatoes especially in the summer. What kind are you planting? I love all sorts but my favorite are the heirloom ones:0 Yumm

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Once our yards are sorted a vegetable patch is the first thing on my list ... provided we don't manage to kill our Lavender on the front deck (I figure if we can't even keep Lavender alive perhaps gardening isn't for us, haha).

x Jasmine

Kelly said...

Have had raised bed for a couple of years - do it when you have the chance!

I have one bed stuffed with too many tomato plants. They are now heavy with too-slowly-for-me ripening tomatoes. Only problem - the dogs keep eating them off the vine!

Hope yours are growing splendidly!