I'm growing a few tomatoes on my balcony, and since I was less than confident that I'd get any results at all, I'm delighted to observe little green fruits forming. Wheeeeeeee!!!!!!!
I'd worried about my 'maters for two reasons: first, all of them are in non-standard containers. Three are in plastic soil bags (with slits cut in bottoms, and set on rocks) and three are growing out the bottom/sides of a huge hanging wire basket. Second, I knew that tomatoes were self-fertile, but I haven't had many bee-visitors and I didn't know how much vibration or whatever the blossoms really needed. I tried to give them a little hand action and also sprayed them with water. No idea if this helped or hurt ...
but I have little green tomatoes!
Maybe some of my hesitance to try growing tomatoes was that nobody in my family has grown them since my Nana died when I was 12. It's not a violation to grow them, just that nobody else I knew really knew how so this has been a blind shot for me.
(Yeah yeah, this should have gone in the new-to-gardening column ...)