Could be "Tiny Tim", but since I got it from my neighbour, I really don't know.These are so cute! What type of tomato is this?? I recently saw a facebook ad for an orange hat tomato plant that looks similar and small, but ripens to orange. I like how compact they are.
I don't know about others, but when I can literally roll the tomato off it's stem, without pulling or twisting, it's ripe enough. Unless, of course, you're making green tomato relish.So in an effort to prevent the squirrels from getting excited about my tomatoes, I have been pulling them earlier. My research said when they start to turn orange it is safe to pull and let them ripen inside. I tasted some for the first time, but they feel a bit gummy, if that makes sense. Is that a sign I pulled too early? What stage do you all pull your tomatoes at?
you cant harvest the seeds and dry them to plant like you can with chilli peppers?One thing that I have discovered from this growing season is that I won't be planting any more Sweetie cherry tomatoes. I have lost about half of the crop to splitting; some even after picking. They just aren't worth the time and effort. Next year, I'll stick with the Cherry Baby tomatoes- they are sweeter and more resistant to splitting. In fact, the only ones that I lost were damaged by hail, and at that it was only a half-dozen or so. This assumes that I can find the seeds next year, of course.
I do nothing with the oncidiums and other orchids except toss in a bit of food every now and again. I don't have the 'difficult' ones though.Beautiful!! I love that shade of pink! Do the orchids take a lot of special care?
Every now and then I'm tempted to try an orchid because they were DH's grandmother's passion; but I'm so intimidated and I don't keep indoor plants (plus they looked like great cat toys when my girls were younger ). Maybe it would seem less intimidating if we could do outdoor ones here. We just aren't in the right climate. (She was born and raised in Florida.)