2/26/12

No Greenies Post

As you'll recall, I've been mentally geared up for pickling the green tomatoes on the plant in the teensy garden in the backyard. With the warm weather we've had lately I'm not sure I'll ever be left with any greenies! Take a look...
February 26, 2012


Took these photos today. Just a week or so ago, these babies were solid green. For over the week it's been warm, but the two last days it's been in the 80's (26.66 C) and at night in the 50's (10 C). Plus, super sunny! Which is lovely, but doesn't help with keeping the tomatoes green. Yes, I "should" be happy that I'm still getting ripe tomatoes. What can I say?

In the second photo above, you'll notice I set the three tomatoes on a plastic saucer which wasn't holding another potted plant. The idea was to get the fruits off the ground and away from hungry little critters. I turned it up upside down not only for a platform but for another more sinister looking reason...this velvety-looking, brown, flattish fungus in the center of the photo. Less than 1/2 inch thick in height and about 2.5 inches across.

It started like this when I first covered it up, then...
Yeah, it seemed like a really great idea at the time, only problem...the fungus I covered up didn't go away, it grew larger!!! I know...duh.

Just for a final comparison, here are the two fungi, the upper one had sun and the lower one had none.
These fungi are growing on the stump of an old tree by the garage.
So there you have it. The Before and After in the land of fungi otherwise known as Grey House. Note: you may refer to my previous post listing the assortment of fungi suddenly appearing in the yard last year. (I just spent 20 minutes trying to find the fungus post but to no avail, sorry) Okay, silly me, if I would have just entered a few words like "fungus" in the search bar I would have found the post I was looking for right here and in under one minute!!

I still say the landlord and gardener are nuts. One doesn't need to water the lawn for 40 minutes every other day. But then, I'm just a renter now, what would I know? (Other than owning my own homes and dealing with and re-habbing houses and landscaping for years....)

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Blogger Joanne said...

I am amazed that tomatoes are growing already! A testament to the crazy weather we've been having.

3/1/12, 4:57 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

What's really nuts is that by the time these fruits finally stay green, if ever, this year's "new" volunteers will be popping up with new tomatoes!

3/1/12, 5:45 AM  

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