I didn't stake up my tomato plant. It's in a cage for support and it's been pruned here and there but it seemed so sturdy that when I glanced out this afternoon I was horrified to see a thick branch had buckled under the weight of the growing tomatoes. Late with it, I went out to tie them up and hope for the best. However, I will wager that the broken branch will cause the death of itself and its 7 tomatoes. All preventable if I had used my head.
Here is a picture I took this morning when it was standing tall and sturdy. These are Cherokee Purple tomatoes. Giant I believe it said. They ARE large. One had blossom end rot. :-(
I have a fever blister. Talk about ugly and somewhat painful...it is. Only the second one I ever had. Maybe trauma to the lip brings it on sometimes as I had a severe paper cut to my lip a week ago last Thursday licking a birthday envelope. Slit quite a cut on the underside of my lip. Several days later it started swelling and I hadn't any idea why. I found out another day later when: ta dah...the tell- tale crusty look started forming and the awful "tingle". By the time I applied Abreva it was too late to prevent it taking its course. I hate the thing but of all things to happen to a person, this is nothing so I am grateful its not something worse.