Chronicle of the Campari (Tomato)

Remember back when we had all that snow and I was showing off the germinated seeds from the Campari tomato I bought from Aldi’s?  Well, today we have a little Campari tomato growing. 

When I first noticed the flower bud growing, I made sure I gave the plant a few thumps a few times a day (this is supposed to help release the pollen).   Out of the many I started, I’m down to four plants today.  I’ve got one in a bucket I’m going to grow upside down, one in a large pear can (this one has always had the deepest green color), and two growing in 6-inch pots.  I removed all the flowers except one from the plant that’s growing the tomato today, and I removed all the flowers from the other one growing in the 6-inch pot. 

The potted plants are a couple feet tall and very leggy, but I’m not really worried about that because I always bury my tomatoes as deep as I can…although two feet is pretty deep.   The plant that’s growing in the can has always had the most compact growth besides being the greenest, healthiest looking Campari.  The plants have been enjoying the outside air.  The acutal tomato went from being barely able to be seen to the size of a pea in less than two days. 

Here’s a little slideshow showing the progress:

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Looking forward to seeing how it tastes.

Happy Gardening!!