It won´t surpass the container tomatoes I have grown in the past years when we still lived in the former house. We hadn´t have a good start as Spring had been wet and cold this year. But at least I have tried this season and I won´t say my container growing is perfect but I could harvest at least three dozens of the Beefsteak variety.
Some are starting to get red already although I was anticipating the fruits to still grow bigger. There are more buds/flowers that are fading and little fruits are showing today. So I suppose that this will be a continuing process of having fruits the whole Summer.
The most positive thing is that the beefsteak and the cherry varieties are robust and I didn´t have any problem with pest of of any sort lurking in the plants. My flowering plants are attacked by a certain parasite that left white thread like crisscross lines and I am not sure what kind of insect these are. But they are on the other side of the balcony, so I hope they are not liking my tomatoes.
Robust Cherry Tomatoes ...
I love them in clusters and I know I will have plenty and I am eagerly waiting for its harvest because I intend to use it for the roasted garlic tomatoes I preserve. They are bountiful in growing and the two container cherries will surely provide a good harvest .
When I grow the cherry tomatoes, I do not let the suckers grow in between the leaves and the main stem. Although some said I should cut the suckers before the first fruit cluster growth.
I do not throw brewed coffee and brewed tea and use them to fertilize these tomatoes. I give them as feed once a week. Also, ground eggshells are superb feed because it contains calcium for stronger plants. More updates will come about my container gardening... so until next time!