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The Life of a Tomato

By Plantedd @Plantedd

Whilst beginning the weekend wind-down we stumbled across this interesting post. For those of you who are feeling experimental, you could give it a try.

This story starts with an over-ripe tomato and a south-facing window and look what was achieved!

What's happening with everybody's tomatoes? Are they a lot later this year?

It's tomatoes all the way down. Tomatoe_1 A tomato sat overlooked on our counter for a month. Then, I noticed some squiggles under the skin and had some suspicions. So, I put it in a South-facing window and came home to this one day. Tomato_2
I took a knife and made some gentle slits in the skin. This is a few days later. Tomato_3
I very carefully opened the tomato and discovered that every single seed had germinated. Tomato_4
Life is amazing. Tomato_5 Tomato_6
After the initial transplant; 13 plant groups in all. I ended up losing the peat cups. Even though I was careful, I still managed to kill the root on one of the plants. It was the only fatality. Tomato_7
After a few days. Tomato_8
With some daily watering and a clever hack I saw online, I was able to combat the shitty, shallow soil in front of my apartment. Tomato_9
Weeding was a pain. Tomato_10
About three weeks later. Tomato_11
Tomato flowers! Good signs. Tomato_12
The first real fruit. I don't have any photos readily available of the final haul; this was all pretty late in the season, but I ended up with about 14 small tomatoes.

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