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A tale of two tomato plants

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        Just how long will a tomato plant live and produce fruit? 

   This is way cool I thought. The young Doctor the Mrs. works with wanted some tomato plants last year, yes I said last year. She bought a couple big pots and I bought her some potting soil and tomato cages. These are two of the plants I started from seed in February of 2016. A red and yellow cherry. She has a sun room and I got the pots planted in there early. She took pretty good care of them but watered them daily with miracle grow. When I checked on them they had already grown out of hand. I got them outside and had to invert another tomato cage on top of the first one so I could attach it with zip ties. Then had to drill holes on the upper lop of the pots and mage guy wires to keep the thing from falling over. Told her to lay off the miracle grow. She then told Pat they were getting much taller. Sure enough I had to put up those giant long plastic covered hollow metal stakes and secure them to the house gutter! The plants grew and produced well. When last summer she was off and vacation the neighbor girl was supposed to water the plants, mow and be able to swim in the pool for payment. Well on a very hot day I dropped by for a swim while Doc was gone. The plants looked like crap and were dried up. I watered and thought they were beyond repair. Well they bounced back. At the end of summer and fall hit Doc said she trimmed them up and put the plants back on in the sun room. I thought a waste of time. Then she told Pat they were again blooming and putting on fruit. So get this she had tomatoes all winter? Now to this spring. She found her a man and got married. Terry her husband took them outside and they began to thrive again. So we come to today. A storm came through town and a giant tree went down in their yard. I went by to see what Terry was up against. More than he and I could handle. He was trimming branches but had called a tree service. He then wanted to show me the raised beds he had made and planted. To the back yard we went and there were last years two tomato plants. Low and behold with tomatoes. I picked and ate one. Terry then told me there was a whole bowl of cherry tomatoes in the house on the table :)

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   Still amazed on what I see everyday of my life,

  BilletHead

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My family owned a nursery with green houses for several generations and my sister grew stuff in there all winter that would swear she couldn't do.  She kept a nasty ole iguana in there too.  If you got too close it would tail whip ya.  I hated that thing.

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