Friday, August 7, 2009

Caffeinated Randomness: Cultivating weeds

You know it's going to be a long day (but mine's a half day today!!) when you get to work, look at the large coffee you just purchased, and think, "That's just not going to be enough today..."

Before we get to the main portion of today's blog, I would like to thank TLC or the Discovery Channel -- whichever one Shark Week comes on (yes, I am that unobservant) -- for their riviting annual Shark Week, which I Love.

That's right, folks. From watching "Summer of the Shark," which was dedicated not only to the shark frenzy but the media's frenzy of the shark frenzy (wrap your mind around that one) to "How Not to be Shark Bait," where four men volunteered to be bitten by sharks (found out it was actually kind of hard), it has been a good week.

And there are still two more days to go!!! WOO HOO!!!

Anyway, let's talk about weeds. Plants. Green stuff.

I have no green thumb. I've killed cactus before. Seriously. It was in college.

But this summer, I really wanted to plant some tomatoes. So I bought some seeds (going from scratch here!) back in May, got me a small $1 pot and some potting soil and went to work.

I really dedicated myself to these plants, even having a friend look after them while we went out of state. I want some home grown tomatoes!

And the plants have really taken off! I had to put them in a bigger pot about a month after I planted the seeds, and I couldn't be more thrilled. Now the plant comes up to my knees!

But...there are no tomatoes.

No even HINTS of tomatoes. I've looked. And looked. And I'm starting to I just cultivating weeds?

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kara with a k said...

I love Shark Week too. Even though I'm terrified of them (it's kind of like therapy). And it's on Discovery Channel, so now you know.

Stephanie Netherton said...

Maybe you should try some of those hanging tomato things. I hear it's fool proof. Although, it may be a little late in the season and that's why you're not seeing any maters.

Mari said...

No green thumb here either! I'm impressed you kept the plant alive.

septembermom said...

Shark week is cool! Love it each year. Instead of a "rain dance", maybe you guys should do a "tomato dance" :)

kara with a k said...

Back to say Psych is on tonight I think 10/9 c. And that Clinique bonus time is one of those gift with purchase things, you get a makeup bag with goodies in it when you spend like $25, it usually has moisturizer, lipstick and mascara. Meaning I have no reason to buy these things throughout the year. Because I'm cheap like that.

David said...

When I was in college, I had to dissect a shark. They are oily and smelly. Latex gloves do very little good and the odor will not wash off of your hands. In fact, it takes almost a week for it to even wear off. And, of course, there was a week between labs. That was my smelly hands semester. I don't like sharks as much as I used to. I have no idea about the tomatoes.

Anonymous said...

I still haven't watched Shark Week - must get on that!

Whenever I grow tomatoes, I plant the starter plant in May and it takes until July to get tomatoes. The starters are usually started in Feb or March. So your plant may just not be mature enough yet to bear tomatoes. Give it a few more weeks and I bet you'll start seeing some blossoms! Make sure you are very regular about watering them, too. They're kinda fussy.

Shark Bait said...

"How not to be Shark Bait"?

I wonder what would happen to me if I watched that. :-)


Hoo ha ha!

Lauren said...

sharks terrify me!!! Sorry about your tomatoes:( maybe next year?? Your plant looks nice and green at least!:)

3 Blessings said...

I am terrible at growing things so I have no advice. Sorry! I am proud that I have actually kept a plant alive for the past three years. Granted it is one that requires basically no care, but nevertheless, it is still alive :)

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you didn't pick up that plant from my house? Because that's what I do!! :)

alihsee said...

Hehe, I have absolutely no idea about tomatoes so I can't help you - happy caffeine.

Kristen Sara said...

Discovery... I have been GLUED to the tube since Shark Week came on. In fact, we're watching it now. I enjoyed "Blood in the Water." Oh how I love Shark Week!!

Anonymous said...

Man, my hubby liked that shark stuff too! Hope you see some tomatoes soon... ha! Stop by and see Laura's post on my blog.