It is going to be quite some time before the tomatoes become visible on the plants. (This picture is from last year or the year before that. In the photo, there is a combination of home tomatoes, a store tomato and a friend’s tomato.
I remember the day that I got to taste my very first “beefsteak” tomato. Too superb, the one from the ground, not from the supermarket. A friend had brought a huge beefsteak over to me. (I had already tasted cherry tomatoes and plum tomatoes but never had a real beefsteak tomato, ever, until that day). Superb!!
And without adding anything to it at all, no salt, no seasonings, no nothing, this tomato (not pictured) — the best piece of fruit that I’ve had in my lifetime – with the exception of the apples in that homemade apple pie that my grandmother used to bake.
- Put fishheads, veggies etc , into the ground, in a hole.
- Place seeds into the ground ( You can use the seeds from the tomato that you just ate, and even use the seeds from those tomatoes that you just got from Trader Joes.
- Care for the plant as it grows.
- Use water from a lead-free hose.
- In colder climates or before spring or summer, use hot water to give your plants some hopeful growing.
Patience, you will have tomatoes, this season.