For the last few years I have given in to feeding the neighbourhood rabbits with my usual assortment of tasty annual flowers and switched to planting tomato plants.
Between the rabbits and stray cats my flower beds seem to keep well fertilized and provide a plentiful crop of fresh garden fruit.
Every spring, I like to visit a few garden markets and choose a variety of different plants. Typically there would be a few Beefstake, Early Girl, Fantastic, Manitoba, and of course a few cherry tomato plants.
During my tomato trek this spring, I had a hard time finding the cherry tomato plants and thought that when I did finally find 3 small plants that it would be just enough to get us through.
Planting 88 tomato plants this year turned out to be more than enough to go around. To my surprise, a lot of the plants were not labelled properly, and all of a sudden I found that almost half ended up being cherry tomatoes!
I have passed out over 50 small containers with 30 or more cherry tomatoes to friends and family all around, and expect to harvest another 20 or so containers before the first frost.
Tomatoes for everyone!