Tag Archives: Tiny

Nature gave me a very tasty giant strawberry but also took away my only Tango mandarin

28 Apr

Growing these in a long wooden box. Pleasantly surprised to find this giant hiding.

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But unfortunately, the recent April showers must’ve knocked off my last Tango mandarin. These have been growing forever. I feel like it has taken at least six months to get the this size. Bummer I found him on the floor.
The other tiny mandarins also dropped off the tree recently.

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Tropic Prince Peach – Trellis Trained Container Tree

8 Jan

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When I bought this Tropic Prince Peach from Home depot last year, I really wasn’t expecting much from it.

This is what it looked like back then.

New Tropic Prince Peach. Jan 24th 2011. Pretty flowers

Tropic Prince Peach NOW Jan 2012

As you can see, many lateral branches with many flower buds waiting to open.

Here it is again with Peaches on it

Tropic Prince Peach. APRIL 2012 little peaches

Not bad for a $10 experiment! I read a lot of negative opinions about Home Depot Trees and you might find that people may steer you away from them but if you see something cheap, I would definitely recommend giving it a try. Even though I only got 6 or so peaches last season, I was very happy I grew my own peaches, IN A CONTAINER no less!

Disection of fallen Pink Lemonade Lemon! SLIDESHOW

8 Jan

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Tiny Tiny Tims!

10 Oct
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Most sour black velvet blackberries and smallest tiny tim tomato!

Tiny Tims Tomatoes vining and unruly

23 Sep
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Handful of Tiny Tim tomatoes - various sizes

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Tiny Tims getting very long!

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Tiny Tim Tomato would do well in hanging basket

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Still alive! Barely

These are still producing tomatoes although I did notice they are ripening at a smaller size. They used to be regular cherry tomato size but now some of them are as small as peas!

And they make a great hanging plant but my neighbors might not appreciated them taking over the benches…

One of the pots on by my apartment door was knocked over and he really doesn’t look too healthy but still producing tomatoes.

Definitely worth growing these… Maybe next year I will stagger the planting a bit more as I got a large harvest early in the season. I have three pots of Tiny Tims. Each pot is about 7-8 inches across and has 3-6 plants in it and they all seem to be doing well. I have one stray tiny Tim plant cohabiting with a 5 gallon pot of artichoke and that one isn’t any bigger or heavier producing. So it appears it does about the same where ever it is planted. Go plant some! Now I am curious as to how they’re going to so over a San Diego ‘winter’.

Tiny Tim Tomatoes blushing

9 Jul
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July 2011. Tiny Tim Tomatoes chillin' on my door step. Growing quite happily in small pots.

 

They’re all starting to blush!

Not as small as I expected, I read they could be as small as peas. There are regular cherry tomato sized. The leaves are definitely dwarf variety but fruit are big. Looks great in pot. Requires a bit of grooming to remove lower yellow leaves once in a while. Pinching the tops will keep plant shorter.

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Tiny Tim Tomatoes. They tasted fruity and soft inside. Pretty juicy too! Tomatoes are surprisingly regular cherry tomato sized...I did buy my seeds from ebay..maybe they're not true Tiny Tims?

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Tiny Tim Tomato July 2011. Tall plant growing in pot starting to recline

Container Vegetable Garden. June 2011 Photo update

16 Jun

Tiny Tim Tomatoes in container outside my door. Very cute! The toms are bigger than I though they wouldbe. Haven't had any ripened ones yet. I wonder how they will taste....

Tiny Tim Tomatoes. June 2011

Tiny Tin Tomatoes. In Target plastic pot. I grew all my tiny tims from seed...I think I planted too many!

Round Zucchini. June 2011. Growing in bucket. Grown from seed.

Crookneck Squash. Transplants from Walter Anderson. Only had these for a couple of weeks and they're taking over the bucket already.

Another Tiny Tim Tomatoes in squat terracotta pot. Flowering. June 2011

Globe Artichoke in container. June 2011

Container Globe Artichoke sideview

Container Brandywine Tomato. I grew these last year in the ground too and got the same results - only a couple of tomatoes per plant.

Heirloom Tomatoes. June 2011. boughht these from eBay as a mix bunch of seeds. Happily surprised I have some different shaped toms on the way.

Sunshine Blue Blueberries. Repotted out of boring black pot from garden store. Looks cute! June 2011

One year old avocado grown from pit, in container. June 2011