Greenhouse Tomato!

It worked!

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We have our first greenhouse tomato. This particular plan came from the compost heap of summer. One of our green thumb neighbors suggested we cut a slip and stick it in water until it rooted. It did, we planted it, and it grew.

There are no natural pollinators in the greenhouse, so we get to play honeybee and touch the inside of each tomato flower with a small brush to gather pollen, go on to the next flower, and so on. It must have worked!

Tomatos are categorized as either ‘Determinate’ or ‘Indeterminate’. The first one to produce is a determinate variety, meaning it gets to about 4 feet tall, and then the entire crop seems to come at one time. Indeterminate varieties grow and produce throughout the growing season

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