It was the first tomato plant I’d planted this year, and though it looked like it was doing well at first, it ended up dropping all of its flowers. No pests that I could see, no obvious disease on the leaves or anything like that. I don’t know much about gardening, so I still don’t know much of what was going wrong with it.

I gave up on it producing any tomatoes. I trimmed some of the old and weary looking parts of the plant.

And a couple days ago I saw the first little tomato on it. Was it the trimming? Was it something else, nothing to do with me? Was it the conditions were finally just right for it?

I will likely never know, but I’m so pleased to see those four little tomatoes!

moscow tomato plant