I rooted a sucker from the axil of one of the Better Boy tomatoes I planted in the outdoor garden for summer. Many gardeners prune suckers. I tend to let them grow because they provide leafy growth that shades the fruit, important in our climate.
So far the cost is enough potting soil to fill a 4 gallon nursery bucket and a few spoonfuls of fertilizer.
I forget why I brought this plant inside in late July.
Mid-August, taking up 3 feet by 3feet:
So I squeezed it into the southeast corner of the greenhouse:
It was five feet tall at the end of August.
In September I found and dispatched a hornworm:
By October the tomato plant reached the top of the wall:
I water about every other day, depending on temperatures. If the weather is cold and damp, I water less often.
November 6, 2014
December 6, 2014
I can hardly wait for ripe tomatoes.