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We've harvested over 300 tomatoes! Strawberries are also starting to blossom and develop. :)

We've harvested over 300 tomatoes! Strawberries are also starting to blossom and develop. :)

We've harvested over 300 tomatoes! Strawberries are also starting to blossom and develop. :)

Welcome to the jungle! We've eaten all the lettuce, but luckily the tomatoes are well on their way!

Welcome to the jungle! We've eaten all the lettuce, but luckily the tomatoes are well on their way!

Welcome to the jungle! We've eaten all the lettuce, but luckily the tomatoes are well on their way!

Tomatoes are botanically considered to be fruits, though are typically regarded as vegetables for culinary purposes. Though the United States is the second largest producer of tomatoes, the tomato plant is actually native to South America. We derived our word, "tomato" from the Aztecan word tomatl, which translated means "the swelling fruit". Buds have started forming around the stems of our aging tomato plants, which means the swelling fruit can't be far behind!

A mere two weeks later and our 'tomaters' have shot up to nearly twenty inches tall! Tomato plants range in height anywhere from three to ten feet. Let's hope ours get closer to ten. Our lettuce is also looking quite lush, robust and is begging to be eaten. We'll have a Keetsa Salad in no time!

A mere two weeks later and our 'tomaters' have shot up to nearly twenty inches tall! Tomato plants range in height anywhere from three to ten feet. Let's hope ours get closer to ten. Our lettuce is also looking quite lush, robust and is begging to be eaten. We'll have a Keetsa Salad in no time!

Nearly a month in and and we're starting to see our babies looking more like teens. We've had plenty of sun and at this point, we'll start to see exponential growth day to day. The plants now have plenty of leaves to absorb sunlight and complete photosynthesis. Photosynthetic organisms are called photoautotrophs, since they can create their own food.

Nearly a month in and and we're starting to see our babies looking more like teens. We've had plenty of sun and at this point, we'll start to see exponential growth day to day. The plants now have plenty of leaves to absorb sunlight and complete photosynthesis. Photosynthetic organisms are called photoautotrophs, since they can create their own food.

With spring comes new beginnings including our newly sprouted seeds basking in the San Francisco sunshine! The lettuce is in the lead; some of the seedlings have already reached a height of 1 1/2" with more visible growth present day by day. It's only a matter of time before we get to have the sweet taste of organics growing right here in our showroom.

Welcome to the first edition of the Keetsa SF Garden Project! On the left (closest to the orange wall) we have a Heatwave Blend Lettuce variety. On the right is a Black Cherry Tomato.