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Happy gardener!

Happy gardener!

I think it’s more than 20 years since I last planted tomatoes. It must have been in my second year when I was studying Agriculture in TEI of Heraclion. Since then many things have happened, among which the fact that I now live in a completely different country.

The idea to grow tomatoes in Prague was intriguing, so I got some Greek tomato seeds from my father, a small glass structure for the flat to pretend it’s a greenhouse, and put them there. Some (several) months later, I’m happily eating my huge tomatoes. No pesticides of course, and only a little bit of organic calcium to deal with calcium deficiency resulting to blossom end rot.

I had only half a square meter to plant some tomatoes; I put there 5-6 plants probably from 3 different varieties. Although the season is not over, I have already harvested 6 tomatoes. The smallest one so far is over 350 grams, with the biggest one being almost 700 grams. Not to talk about the taste! Talk about success…

1/10
I just took them out of the flat and put them in a box for a while
I just took them out of the flat and put them in a box for a while
2/10
Someone told me about a “greenhouse” that Lidl had on sale these days. Worked nicely in my case
Someone told me about a “greenhouse” that Lidl had on sale these days. Worked nicely in my case
3/10
I think that was the first flower
I think that was the first flower
4/10
I decided it was time to take pictures of the first fruit
I decided it was time to take pictures of the first fruit
5/10
They grow nicely and are well shaped
They grow nicely and are well shaped
6/10
Has turned a nice red
Has turned a nice red
7/10
It’s harvesting time, right?
It’s harvesting time, right?
8/10
You need both hands of an adult woman to hold the tomato
You need both hands of an adult woman to hold the tomato
9/10
The biggest fruit so far -  a whoping 691 grams
The biggest fruit so far - a whoping 691 grams
10/10
The day’s harvest
The day’s harvest

I am eagerly waiting for the rest of the tomatoes to turn red and eat them. I have already started providing the neighbors and taking notes on what I can do better next year.
Dobrou chut’

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