My first (ever) tomatoes!

by Robin
(Florida Panhandle)

I've always had a fascination with gardening but was never enthused at the thought of the kind of work required for traditional gardening efforts. This is where container gardening became really attractive for me.
A friend turned me on to growing various varieties of chili peppers several years ago, so I started out growing those in containers and became hooked.
Two years in I added bell peppers to my repertoire and was also pleased with those.

After a two-year hiatus from container gardening (and a friend's insistence that I get back to it), I decided to try my hand at growing some Sungold tomatoes. I ordered three plants from Burpee (another first for me) and was impressed with the quality and packaging of the plants I received.
I received and transplanted the plants three weeks ago into 5-gallon plastic buckets that I'd drilled with holes for drainage, adding Jobe's Organics Vegetable & Tomato fertilizer to the soil per the instructions. All three plants are now flowering and, this morning, I discovered that my first little tomato had emerged! I've attached a couple of cell phone pictures (which aren't the best, I apologize).
I'm very excited! I'm really enjoying the wealth of information on this website, keep up the good work!

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Jun 04, 2014
First tomato lost :-(
by: Anonymous

Well my first little tomato was found lying atop the soil of its plant. It has a little mark on it that almost makes me think that maybe a bird took a peck at it and knocked it off. But who knows what happened? In any event, I have several more that have emerged so I'm still hopeful.

Jun 03, 2014
by: Robin

Thanks so much, Theresa!

Jun 03, 2014
Well done, you!
by: teresa

Nice job. they look nice and healthy. Pretty satisfying hobby.

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