Pat them on the head.
Fertilize them on a regular basis (which is more than I do for any other veggie!)
Give them companionship.
And if I’m veeeeeerrrry very lucky, I may even get to eat them.
For an explanation of some of these tips, see last year’s story here.
Copyright 2014, Lori Fontanes
They seem to love your love. They look great!
Thanks!!! I’m kinda overwhelmed–quick, find me a pizza that needs some toppings… 😉
Lovely tomatoes! We survey our tomato patch at least twice a day…but so do the squirrels! 😉
I know! And sometimes they even wear those annoying Official Tomato Inspector t-shirts. *sigh*
The Turk also “sexes them up”. He likes to jiggle the flowers to help them to pollinate.
Luckily, we are blessed with a yard full of insect pollinators. 🙂
They look fantastic. Whatever you are doing, weird or not, it appears to be working 🙂
Thanks!!! Frankly, a lot of stuff we do to grow food organically probably looks weird. 😉
Maybe, but I think spraying food with poison is pretty weird :p
i know, right?!
They look great. I gave up on tomatoes, as the animals in my yard won that battle.
It is a great mystery to me how some people in my town can apparently grow all kinds of veggies on the sidewalk and have no squirrels while I must construct a veritable Fort Knox and the little brats still find the one place where I missed a spot. *sigh*
The squirrels chewed through my netting. I decided to do tomatoes in a pot close to the house and a Mockingbird came everyday and pecked at them until they were gone.
They’re teaming up on ya!!!
I thought that there’d be a photo of you standing guard with a shotgun to discourage critters from taste testing your tomatoes!
Not bragging or anything (okay, maybe a little!) but we have so many tomatoes this year, I am not only giving them away, I am giving some to the squirrels. 🙂
Good ideas, will try them this southern summer!
Go for it! Happy planting!!! 🙂
You are so right. When I’m harvesting I see all the other critters who like what I like…fresh cabbage, squash, beans, lettuce…and the list goes on!!!
And on and on!!! 🙂
I eat my weight in tomatoes every couple of days…….. love Romas.
Oh dear! Straight up or will you allow some pizza crust to get involved?
straight up and pizza is allowed at times
Licks chompers. AND they look delicious my friend. XOXO – Bacon
Squirrel sez “thumbs way up!” 😉
OMP!!! Have you seen the premiere for Season 2 of Sleepy Hollow? Oh dear piggy heavens. This is going to be GOOD! Buckle up my friends- it’s going to be a bumpy ride. XOXO – Bacon
wait, wait u mean “preview” right?! plz don’t tell me i slept thru sept & missed the season opener!!! no, wait, that’s that other story “rip van winkle”…oooo, i’m soooo confused. heading to sleepy hollow website right now……if i don’t come ba—
Oops my bad. I’m just an oinker – snorts. Yep preview. OMP. It’s good. I don’t know how we are going to make it through this season. You may have to hold my hoof. XOXO – Bacon
because you love them:-) pretty tomatoes!!!
Right! Love! I forgot that one! Yes, love is key!!!