Monday, June 17, 2013
As I spoke to the woman about planting, she told me something that makes perfect sense, but something I'd never thought of before. I don't get a lot of direct sun, but right out front of my house, I have a narrow walkway that gets a lot of sun. She told me to pot my tomatoes and set the pots right next to the house so they would not only get the heat from the sun, but the residual heat from the house siding! And as the sun goes down, the house siding is still warm and radiating heat, which continues to heat my tomatoes which love sun!!
As a result of these things, my tomatoes are growing splendidly! I have flowers and some fruit has already started to form! That doesn't happen in WA too often in mid-June! Everyone who has stopped by has commented on the size of my tomatoes! I can't wait to start harvesting!