I was gifted tomato plants

So a week ago, I was out weeding my flower beds in the front of the house, and as I went to get a bag for the weeds in the garage, I ran into one of our neighbours. She was kind enough to offer me a couple of tomato plants, and of course I accepted. It only took a couple of minutes to go inside and get two plants for me, ant they are currently growing in my windowsill, waiting to be big enough to be re-potted.

Two green tomato plants in front of a window.
21 April 2024
Photo: Mittens and Sunglasses © 2024

The tomato plants are of the type Tiny Tim, a sort of cocktail tomatoes. The plants normally doesn’t get more than maybe half a meter high. I must admit I first thought about having them outside in the garden, but after reading about them, I think they’ll be better off on the balcony.

This year I’m very behind on growing anything, so I’m hoping maybe next year, I’ll be able to sow more stuff. I really need to read and learn more about it. This year I need to focus on what’s already there, though, as well as renovating the room I’m making into a library…

Spring flowers in my flower bed

The day before the first snow arrived in late October last year, I planted some bulbs that I had actually bought on sale. I didn’t really pay much attention to what types they were (it was a mix), and I didn’t really know how well it would work, knowing I had bought them on sale, and planing them so late. To my delight, in early March I could see the first flowers peek up.

A few green plants coming up from the dirt.
6 March 2024
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It was the tulips and crocus that first seemed to grow, and I can’t deny I was excited.

A few green plants in a flowerbed, bu no blooms.
13 March 2024
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Before long, I could see even more leaves growing in my flower bed, and I loved the purple crocuses!

Flowerbed with some crocuses, as well as the leaves of tulips and other plants.
29 March 2024
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Unfortunately, we had a new snowfall on 4 and 5 April, and that was something the crocuses didn’t quite like. They looked a bit sad when I got home after spending the following weekend in Oslo. Also, some deer had decided that my tulips were so delicious, so they had munched on them. To be fair, though, they don’t know any better, and I don’t mind it that much. Deer are cute, and now I know there’s not really any point in planting tulips.

A week after the snowfall other flowers decided to bloom, and there were some cute daffodils and some wood squills.

A flower bed with miscellaneous bulb flowers, some blooming.
12 April 2024
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As we moved into this house in August 2023, I don’t really know what will pop up in my flowerbed. I am excited to see what I have, and to plant some new bulbs come autumn.