We never got around to sifting our compost this year, which means we never got around to enriching the soil in the tomato cage, which means we planted tomatoes in the same nutrient-deficient soil we planted in last year. After a few weeks, we dug in some Cockadoodle DOO organic chicken poop. Too little, too late.
We have tomatoes, thank goodness, especially these sungold cherry tomatoes that taste so good right off the vine. The plants holding up the fruit, however, look spindly and anemic.
Considering our neglect, we're getting many more tomatoes than we deserve. Next year, we'll do better, and dig in that gorgeous compost we make all winter long.