It’s tomato time for us here. Every year I sow the seeds towards the end of November or early December. This year I started a little early because the rains in October did not wreak havoc in my yard. All that slush takes time to dry up before any planting can be done. But I’m happy that the soil remained decently dry.
This year I sowed the seeds early in an old washtub. There’s no space for all the plants in my little narrow patch so I gave away some to my neighbour. It’s a ritual that we perform every year.:) And it’s not just the tomatoes but with other plants as well.
I must have posted the photo of my tomato patch earlier. You can see from the photo how narrow it is but I fill up the space and I’m happy with the produce. Enough for my kitchen and also for a few friends and my closest relatives. In other areas, I usually have a few cherry tomato plants. The cherry tomatoes are re-seeders in most gardens and really do not need much care. These tomatoes last till May…of course the numbers dwindle by mid-April. And with the rains that come in early summer, it’s time to say goodbye to a yearly phase in my garden’s life. For the rest of the year, I buy fresh tomatoes from the markets. I don’t know how their plants survive but I’m happy with this period of tomato time in my small garden.