cherry tomato update

Although we have a garden out back, I like to plant a cherry tomato out front, where it can get more sun. There’s also the bit about not having to walk up a flight of sinking concrete stairs to get to the hill that is our back yard. Last year I planted three cherry tomatoes in big plant pots by the side of the driveway. They worked OK. This year I got one good sized seedling and put it in a 5 gallon bucket on the front deck. This has worked great! The thing has grown so much that the plant stakes were falling over, so we plunked a narrow board into the ground. Yesterday, I screwed on another board, so it’s about 2.5 meters high.
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(they’re crappy photos, sorry. I took a bunch; the camera apparently didn’t know what to focus on)

Every day I eat a few (DH is out of town this week, and the kid doesn’t like them).
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They hang in bunches, like grapes. Even the green ones are beautiful.

It’s a sun gold, from Fedco’s warehouse sale in May. I will be in cherry tomato heaven when they all turn ripe! num num!

So here’s something I’m curious about,
confined space entry (2)
This is along the Rail Trail, and there are several of them. What I’m curious about is the sign, “confined space entry”.
confined space entry
Um, do we not all see that the space to enter this is small? Or that there isn’t much space up there?
confined space entry (1)

Oh, it’s not actually about the size of the entry or the size of the space up there. OSHA has this to say… huh? This sign, Danger, Permit Required, Confined Space, Do not Enter speaks to that OSHA business and is much more sensible (most of us just need to see “Do Not Enter”).

But when does the City of Augusta make sensible decisions?

4 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Melinda Butcher said,

    July 28, 2011 @ 8:24 am

    I think it’s a time portal and means ‘outer space’.

  2. 2

    jessie said,

    July 30, 2011 @ 5:28 am

    Your cherry tomatoes are beautiful! I planted one in a pot on our porch years ago but I noticed that every time one would just about turn red, it would disappear before I could pick it. I complained to my daughter (then about 4 yo) that the chickens were stealing the tomatoes and it wasn’t until the end of the summer she confessed it had been her. :-)

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    Chris said,

    July 30, 2011 @ 6:28 pm

    Yay for yummy cherry tomatoes!

  4. 4

    Karen said,

    August 7, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    Thanks for your kind comment on my blog about Old Dog Vestibular Disease, your Border Collie, and my Bearded Collie. Charlie improves every day, and I’m hoping that a couple of weeks from now, he’ll be just fine again. Thanks for giving me an excuse to come visit your blog, too!

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