Guess what!!! After a long, cold, extremely wet spring, we have had heat for about a week now and I have tomatoes!! Not just tomato flowers but actual little tomatoes!
I had made some makeshift "mini-greenhouses" that I had put on top of my tomatoes to compensate for the lack of heat and to keep some of the moisture away from the plants. I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did! I have not one, not two but five lovely little (just under 1") tomatoes on a couple plants. I didn't expect it because of all the cool weather and rain, neither of which tomatoes are particularly fond of. I wish I had taken pictures of these "mini-greenhouses" because they worked incredibly well and cost me only a couple cents for the string to tie them up. The greenhouses themselves were discarded fish stocking bags left-over from when my husband stocked various lakes in the region. Who would have thought that they would work so well?
I had a dream about eating a nice, warm toasted tomato sandwich with a bit of Hellman's, homemade bread and black krim tomatoes...mmm So good but still so far away...sigh