Keith told me this week that some Jelly Bean tomatoes in the indoor grow box are finally starting to ripen. Before I get home this weekend to see them for myself, I wanted to share a couple of pictures from last weekend.
Compared to three weeks ago when this tomato plant first started showing evidence of lateral growth, the plant has put on a lot of growth in terms of stem, foliage and fruit. The stems and branches are now growing every which way that they can within the confines of the indoor grow box. I'm guessing that the plant is stressed to no end, but it's certainly serving a good experimental purpose and proving that this grow box can grow indoor tomatoes.
Here's a close-up of some green tomatoes. I'm looking forward to seeing them all ripe and red. The best part about these indoor tomatoes is that I don't have to worry about the impending frost in the upcoming weeks or having another encounter with a tomato (or tobacco) hornworm. I guess that's two best parts. Granted, I probably won't be harvesting that many tomatoes from this plant, but the amusement value of growing a tomato plant in the indoor grow box has been totally worth it.
Happy gardening weekend, everyone!