The Cherry Tomato-Zilla Plant

My balcony garden is thriving this year, especially my basil and tomato plants!! I can’t believe how big and awesome they are all getting!  My basil is once again ready to be harvested, and this time I’m going to take some clippings while I’m at it to root so I can make some more and new plants to keep inside when it gets too cold for them outside.  I’ll do the same, at some point, with my cherry tomato plant, but at the same time, my mind is blown.  It. Is. HUGE!!!!  It has now taken over the corner and is tied not only to my wooden fold up chair (though it will soon be replaced with a different trellis), but also to a 5 foot plant stand.  It has lots of cherry tomatoes growing on it and a TON of blooms as well!

Look how big this is!! And it's just ONE PLANT!!!

Look how big this is!! And it’s just ONE PLANT!!!

Some of my growing mators...

Some of my growing mators…

Plus my basil I'm about to harvest more of!

Plus my basil I’m about to harvest more of!

My parsley has been doing fantastic, but I ran into a problem.  It developed powder mold.  I was SOOOOO not amused.  However, I found a natural solution to the problem, and it’s been working.  I mixed one tablespoon of baking soda with one gallon of water and a couple drops of dish soap.  I sprayed after dark and in the morning, there was a HUGE difference!! Just a couple more treatments, and it should be all gone!!

For those who don't know what powder mold looks like, this is it.

For those who don’t know what powder mold looks like, this is it.

Here's what one half of my balcony looks like now since I had to re-arrange when the tomato plant became huge.

Here’s what one half of my balcony looks like now since I had to re-arrange when the tomato plant became huge.

So, that’s what’s going on with my wonderful balcony garden!  I’ll be making a lot of pesto this weekend… hoping for a double batch! 😀 YUUUUM!!! I look forward to growing some of this food inside during the winter. 🙂  If you have a small space and want some extremely delicious eats, I HIGHLY recommend having your own little garden. 🙂  Thanks for stopping by and reading and I’ll post an update on the parsley soon!

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