The more research I did about container gardening (hindsight being 20/20, I really should have done more research before I started), I realized that I was likely going to stunt the progress of my tomatoes if I kept them in the little pots (about 1 gallon each) that I had convinced myself were big enough. (Jacob’s confusion about my plan quickly became clear…he’s from the country… I am not.)
So, I created a new plan. Bigger pots. They were young enough right? Most people hadn’t even gotten their plants in the ground at this point (late April).
My inner dialogue went something like “I’ll buy bigger pots, with better drainage, and I’ll set them up for success. I WILL MAKE THESE SEEDLINGS PRODUCE DAMN IT.”
You could say I had grown a bit attached. So, a couple of weeks after originally potting them, I moved both plants to bigger pots (the biggest plastic ones I could find), and got stakes around them.
By this point, both of my Sungold Cherries had a couple of fruit on them each (very green and small), but they seemed to be on the upward swing. I snagged some organic fertilizer, and patted myself on the back.
Cue…the second bout of endless rain.