I’m happy to report that our cherry tomatoes are ripening nicely on the vine.
Tomatoes, it turns out, are perennials that are typically treated as annuals because it’s easier to replace plants that have already borne fruit than try to get recurring yield from them.
Our current batch of tomato plants bear slightly smaller fruit than our first set of plants. The new tomatoes are bite size; perfect for snacking. They’re juicy and refreshing.
As with the rest of our plants, we don’t use fertilizers. We’re fortunate to have a healthy and low-maintenance garden. The tropical Fiji soil does a lot of the work and shares the load with other natural elements: the sun, air and rain. The tomatoes are in a part of the yard that gets full sunlight most of the day.