Thursday, August 20, 2009

second batch coming

The hot summer months have been great for our tomato plant. I started out with super low expectations, but we have been enjoying a dozen of the little fellas for the past couple of weeks. And just when I thought, there were no more... a new batch of green ones have appeared... woohoo! Ok, this might not seem a big deal to the pro gardener, but this is a huge leap for us... last year our sad little plant only produced 3 cherry tomatoes and then died... R.I.P. Perhaps next year, I will try and up the challenge and have two plants... ooh... enough to make a pasta sauce!

ps. come and check out the feature on Cabin + Cub on Studio M.M.E.'s blog! Thanks Megan! Oh, and remember to enter the giveaway, if you already haven't.

27 comments:

Jenn said...

Glad you're getting a good crop this year!

jen said...

I have the sad little tomato plant this year. We've had exactly three cherry tomatoes like you said, and it's not looking promising that there will be more. Hopefully we'll have better luck next year!

Tea said...

Those tomatoes look great!

our little love nest said...

Loving tomatoes this year too, only they seem a little thicker skinned here in the South. YUM to the look of yours. Great interview with Studio M.M.E.'s blog! Loved it! xo

AuroraRose said...

growing vegetables is so satisfying! my parents grow aubergines, courgettes, tomatoes and herbs - so lovely!!

Gallery32 said...

Yummy! I love fresh tomatoes. I have eaten so many tomatoes this year I am turning red :)

Stacey said...

so vibrant!!!

Sherryl said...

I love tomatoes and those look great! I'm thinking with some fresh buffalo mozzarella a a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette - yum!

podgehodge said...

Your tomatoes are looking very good! Aren't they just so fun to grow and eat? hehe.

happy summer!

Dyche Designs said...

You're doing great . . . I don't have a green thumb (or any kind of digit for that matter) in my body. :0)

the Lost Earring said...

Congrats to you on the maters, hee hee :) I totally understand. We have a few plants around the house that I am so proud of--especially our huge peace lily! I couldn't even keep a cactus alive in the past, so it's all about small victories. Pasta sauce would be great--hope you meet any green thumb challenges you set for yourself :)

SillyLittleLady said...

Oh maybe next year we will be so lucky, this year...well....they didn't turn out so well

JLR Designs said...

Cool!!! Here in Phoenix its not tomatoe season yet -- its too hot for them. I'll plant mine within the next week :) Keeping my fingers crossed!

Audrey said...

You have fresh tomatoes!!! I'm jealous. My plants are huge (23 plants), there are maybe 12 tomatoes between all the plants, they are grass green. We just don't have the heat to ripen them.
Lucky you!!

Alicia Istanbul said...

Tomatoes fresh off the vine taste like heaven. I didn't know it until I grew my own this year. And to think that all this time I've been eating grocery store tomatoes, not knowing how they're really meant to taste.

RosyRevolver said...

That was a great feature on you! I love the idea of smelling a campfire year round . . . your work and spirit really shine in that interview. I hope the OOAK show goes well for you. Would love to see your work everywhere. xoxo

On a random note, the word verification to leave this comment is "duckiwoo."

I think that's funny.

Mama Sews! said...

those look delicious! They are screaming to put on a biscuit :) at least that's what we do with them around here!

KnitXcorE said...

i tried to grow tomatoes last year. i picked the prettiest yellow and pink stripe heirloom jawns i could find. the plant grew 5 feet tall, AND NEVER PRODUCED A SINGLE TOMATO>
enjoy the fruits of your labor :-)

Hollyrocks said...

Those look absolutely delicious! It makes me wish I had some fresh tomatoes to slice up, sprinkle with a little bit of salt, and devour. Congrats on the improvement from last year. I'd call that a successful harvest!

Kate8085 said...

I am so jealous of your tomatoes..we aren't growing anything this year..boo!
They look fantastic!
Loved your interview..And you don't have to lie..I know you put sunflower seeds and cheddar popcorn on top of your vietnamese sandwiches.
Doesn't everybody?

seth said...

Mine have the second batch coming as well!

John Toft Basketry said...

Mt tomatoes wer off to a slow start with the record rains in July. Now they are excelling. See my blog at www.JohnToftBasketryatetsy.blogspot.com for a picture of how many I took to the Food Bank this week.

Indy Grrrl said...

They look great! & yummy : ) Congrats.

readingsully2 said...

These tomatoes are beautiful.:)

Madelena Michela Sora said...

My tomatoes usually turn out lumpy and oddly colored so I'm never quite sure if they're ripe of not. Your tomatoes look wonderful!

PamperingBeki said...

Yum! I love love love fresh tomatoes.

We got a new puppy in the Spring and she has eaten almost all my tomatoes this year! I didn't even know a dog would do that. So next year I'm going to have to fence them off or something so she doesn't steal them.

farouche said...

Congrats! Our summer has been too cool this year. We still haven't gotten a single tomato to turn red out of four plants!