Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tomato..anyone?




I m so proud of my tomatoes. Planted this tomato about 3-4 months ago in a medium sized pot. It grew and grew and flowers but no fruit in sight. I had resign to the fact that this is a "barren tomato", and decided to chop it off next week, but lo and behold! last nite when i was watering my long beans, saw a tiny round thing hanging from the branches...yes people my "barren tomato" finally decides to bear fruits!!!!!!! there is another tiny baby tomato on the right branches (u have to click the pic to be able to see it). I m gushing with joy and happiness at this lovely sight.
A friend once told me that sometimes we have to "distress" plants when they refuse to bear fruit. I was complaining abt my tomato and ciku tree to him. 'Distressing" means to give the plants a distress environment (?), for example to tie the plant with ropes tightly (but this is quite cruel eh..) or to water them less. I opt for the latter but it was not done intentionally, i was meaning to let it die naturally...I guess his tips on "distressing" plants worked! Yeayyy!!!!
Any idea on what to do with the first fruit?

4 comments:

min said...

congrats Val !! I must try to tanam tomato jugak now since I have more free time..show us your other plants also.

Bobby said...

bestnya ....
first time saw pokok tomato ..
this shows that u can plant everywhere ... no alasan teda ruang ... congrats val !!

whimsical said...

heheh tq tq

wanaryani said...

wow....berbuah sudah kan...memang u planters...mungkin u ni ada bau-bau bacang sama c wayne kan? or maybe u ni half cocos...a farmer?