My first (ever) tomatoes!
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I’ve always had a fascination with gardening but was never enthused at the thought of the kind of work required for traditional gardening efforts. This is where container gardening became really attractive for me.
A friend turned me on to growing various varieties of chili peppers several years ago, so I started out growing those in containers and became hooked.
Two years in I added bell peppers to my repertoire and was also pleased with those.
After a two-year hiatus from container gardening (and a friend’s insistence that I get back to it), I decided to try my hand at growing some Sungold tomatoes. I ordered three plants from Burpee (another first for me) and was impressed with the quality and packaging of the plants I received.
I received and transplanted the plants three weeks ago into 5-gallon plastic buckets that I’d drilled with holes for drainage, adding Jobe’s Organics Vegetable & Tomato fertilizer to the soil per the instructions. All three plants are now flowering and, this morning, I discovered that my first little tomato had emerged! I’ve attached a couple of cell phone pictures (which aren’t the best, I apologize).
I’m very excited! I’m really enjoying the wealth of information on this website, keep up the good work!