Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Tomatoes and carrots

I can't remember if I mentioned, some time ago, that I had experimented with rooting tomato sideshoots as cuttings. Anyway, these are the results of that experiment. I don't think they're ever going to amount to much - they are not nearly as vigorous as the parent plants, but they are growing, and they have got little flowers and fruit forming. They look as if they're going to be very small fruit though. Anyway it was interesting to try, if only to satisfy my curiosity.

And this is my first carrot harvest of the year. I'm pretty chuffed with these! I do like the ones that twirl around each other!


Jo said...

I was going to try potting up the tomato sideshoots last year but never got round to it. I don't think I'll bother if you don't think it's worth it. Great carrot harvest, home grown are so much nicer tasting than supermarket bought.

Rachael said...

Hi Jo
Thinking about it, it might be worth it if you only had a few F1 seeds for example, and you wanted to get a few extra plants for your money. I'm not sure why they have turned out so small, it may be something I have done/haven't done!