Friday, September 25, 2009

Are your tomatoes......???


Well, mine are! (it's actually the tomato plant that's hairy)


And I have a whole new batch of cherry tomatoes growing.

Oh I know we have someone saying "we've got a novice here".
and, well, they would be right!

The plants had thrived, the cherry tomatoes were plentiful,
I was happy (never having gardened before) but it was time,
they had run their course. So I never expected a revival,
a whole new second crop AND I never, never, expected hair!

Is this normal???


  1. Wow, that hairy junk looks freaky. I tried to dig up any sort of info on it for you. (plus i am wicked curious too!) Sorry to say that I didnt find anything on it. Keep us posted if you find out what the heck it is!!

  2. Also, I thought you might want to know about one of the most amazing gardening forums on the web. Everyone there is so helpful, its amazing. Ask about anything from hairy maters,lol, to how to can them. Its a country living forum. Let me know if you want the info. You may already belong to something like that. ;)

  3. Hi Jenn - Thanks. I would love to know anything you find out and I would also like to know about the gardening forum. Maybe someone else out there has had hairy tomato plants. ;)

  4. The garden forum is called Old Pharmer Phil's country living phorum. Its really great. Every question I have ever had has been answered in great detail there. There are new and experienced gardeners. The old pros blow me away with the help they provide. Really great people too! I havent learned anything further about your hairy maters......LOL. But if I do I will be sure to leave a comment about it. I am very confident that someone there will have a answer. I will go pop in there later today and give it a go for you! Have a great day!

  5. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for your wonderful comment over at my blog! Just googled the LeConte Lodge and it looks wonderful!! I've never been to TN. The Great Smokey Mountains look so beautiful! Going to have to add it to the list! Thanks so much!

  6. I've never seen anything like that! That is NUTS! I mean, tomato plants always have that sort of "peach fuzz" on them,

  7. You know, it just occurred to me - the reason you bury tomato plants deeply when you transplant them is because those little peach fuzz hairs grow into roots underground, which makes for a stronger plant. Looking at yours, it almost looks like it's trying to grow roots ABOVE ground. Is it extrememly humid where you are? Maybe that's why? Sort of like when a plant cutting grows roots in a glass of water... That's all I can think of. But I'm FASCINATED.

  8. I have no idea if Tara's theory is correct....but it sure as hell is a good theory! I am with her though.....fascinated. Cant wait for someone to find an answer.

  9. Whoa! That is one wild tomato plant you've got there. Never seen anything like it! I think the freeze just got my tomato plants last night! I need to go out to the garden and check.

    And welcome to River Rock Cottage! Glad to have you as a follower!

  10. I'm beginning to think that Tara may be on to something! Right before it became "hairy" we had several days of rain. I live in Georgia so high humidity is the norm but with the rain it was like living in a perpetual sauna. Since this is my first shot at gardening though I can tell you I was like...."Wow! Gnarly man!"

    Thank you all for stopping by!

  11. Tara is right. Your tomatoes are trying to enhance their root system and "branch out". Up here (in NY) we seldom have any go quite THAT "hairy", but any branches that fall out of the tomato cages and get to good earth will latch on in just a few days...

  12. WOW! I never knew that??? And many thanks to Jenn for that link.

    Had my first garden this year too and the tomatoes blighted out early and some critter ate the beans, oh well, always next year.