A short post about a small tomato and big birds

After trying to grow tomatoes unsuccessfully on three or more prior occasions, you’d have thought I’d give up by now, but noooooooooo. SO!! This is a tiny tomato that is making a valiant attempt at growing into an adult, champagne-coloured version of itself. I suspect it will pop its clogs way before that, however…my fruit growing track record is about as good as my dieting one.

Anyway, let’s see.

In a decidedly less animal-friendly vein, a family of Hadedas (kind of Ibis) has camped out in a tree outside my window. They squawk at one another between 4am and 5am. It’s been suggested I shoot the MoFos down and sell them to The Red Chamber as pretend-ducks. I am becoming increasingly fond of that idea, I must say.


4 Responses to A short post about a small tomato and big birds

  1. Louisa says:

    Congrats on your tiny tomato! Too cute…

    About the only good thing I can say about hadidas is that at least they eat the bloody crickets. Just be glad they don’t hang out on your roof – they’d crap you a new one in less than a week, stupid beasts. Silver lining : could be beneficial to waterproofing of said roof and it is rainy season after all?

  2. Hardspear says:

    I’ve never considered myself having green fingers, but this year I really made an attemt with a potted herb garden by the kitchen door. It all went surprisingly well till something started eating my chilli plant (what would eat a chilli plant?) and the dogs destroyed my coriander…

    In the meanwhile harvester ants chowed up half of my lawn, and I worked so hard to get to look nice.

  3. Don't Believe a Word I Write says:

    Thanks Louisa.
    Hahahah, crap me a roof. And the foul beasts don’t even eat the spiders that are haunting me big time this rainy season. Bah!! Useless bloody things.

    Hahah, Spear, I so empathise – something ate my chilli plant, too, and yes, what the hell eats chilli?!?!
    Re your lawn, harvester ants are terrible for tending lawn; you should consider goats. Don’t say I don’t try help you.

  4. Charmskool says:

    Ha ha ha you must be a truly terrible gardener – tomatoes grow like weeds – you can just squeeze out a tomato in your garden and next thing you know – a blooming cash crop there next to your patio.

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