Greenwalks

Gardening where the sidewalk ends

Towering Tomatoes August 25, 2008

Man, there are some really tall tomatoes growing in the parking strip gardens of our neighborhood! Not sure if it’s the wonky summer Seattle’s been having (cooler and rainier than usual), or just the variety. Even though the scale is a kneeling 5 year old and they’re in a raised bed, I’d still say these guys were at least 6-footers.

Peeking under the tall tomatoes

They took up an entire raised planter bed on the street and really looked like some kind of fairy-tale forest. I hope the fruit ripens, it must be a lot of work to stake, cage or otherwise contain such monsters!

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2 Responses to “Towering Tomatoes”

  1. 10yearchallenge Says:

    Do you have any fruit on the verge of turning red yet? I am out in Woodinville and I, too, have big plants, but no red tomatoes yet. I just build a greenhouse and am thinking I might move some of the hanging tomato planters in there to see if they warm up enough to ripen . . . .

  2. greenwalks Says:

    Hi 10YearChallenge –

    Sorry for the late reply – those were a neighbor’s plants, I don’t actually grow tomatoes myself. Hope you got some ripe ones, since the cold and gloom seem to have finally arrived!

    – Karen


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