Right after we set up the tomato cages, May 6.Right after we set up the tomato cages, May 6.
Yesterday, June 6.Yesterday, June 6.
  • Right after we set up the tomato cages, May 6.
  • Yesterday, June 6.

The photos above were taken exactly one month apart: May 6 and June 6.

The tallest plant is now about 6’8″, which means that the plants have grown about 4 feet in a month. That’s 1.5″ each day. A Guinness record world record holder for tomatoes says the average rate for his plants is 1″ per day, so I think we’re doing pretty well.

Our first cherry tomatoes appeared about 3 weeks ago, so we’re hopeful that they’ll ripen up for us soon. Can you tell we’re looking forward to tomato season?

3 Responses to “What a difference a month makes”

  1. Eric Reuter
    7 June 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Our plants are going bonkers too, and we also have fruit turning color even down in our cold-pocket valley. There are also multi-inch peppers on our plants. Our squash plants are huge and starting to yield strong, too. Getting concerned that we could have a significant gap in production late in the season if everything keeps racing ahead like this, but might as well enjoy the ride while we can. Great photo pair.

  2. CoMo Homestead
    8 June 2012 at 8:25 am #

    Thanks, Eric! I’m glad to hear things are growing well for you, too.


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