Growing as much food on as little land for as little money as possible

Tomato Plant Rescue


There were a load of spare tomato plants left up at the water trough that anyone could take.

After all the nice ones were taken this is what remained

Tomato Chaos

Tomato Chaos

So I got them back to the lab to see if I could save some of them. They were in a sorry state but it seemed like a shame to just throw them out or let them die of dehydration on a hot concrete slab.

The rehabilitation begins

The rehabilitation begins


So I re potted them and put them into intensive care for a few days to see if they will recover.

Re potted

Re potted


I don’t expect all of them to live but at least they now have a chance.


Author: tinyallotment

Dedicated to living a simple, independent, self reliant life where money is not the main factor. My dream is to engineer a life that requires very little from the outside world. I would like to provide my own shelter, collect my own water, grow, catch, hunt, forage my own food, create my own energy and deal with my own waste. This dream all starts in a tiny allotment in Cornwall where I will be experimenting in growing food, generating energy and dealing with waste.

2 thoughts on “Tomato Plant Rescue

  1. The allotment is looking good, Aman. You’re in a similar postition to myself wherein I don’t have a great amount of usuable space so have decided to squeeze in as many varities as possible, along with some of th usual suspects. I find you can learn a lot about many new plant types just by growing a few of each. Good luck with the tomatoes! Were they in little peat pots? I used them for quite a few seedlings last year but I found they didn’t break down in the soil like they were supposed to and ended up stunting the growth.

  2. Hi Monster Beetle
    Yes they were in the compost pots. I tend to get them wet and then rupture them before planting out. It is great having to work with a small space. I have always loved tiny spaces and working with the limitations.


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