Friday, May 14, 2010

First Tomato


I've picked the first tomato from my garden. It's a patio variety that I'm growing in a container.

I have a certain ritual that is a must with my first tomato out of the garden every year. I eat it sliced, with only salt and pepper on it. I want to savor that first tomato fresh from the garden flavor and nothing else. Let me tell you, it is simply heaven.

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10 comments:

  1. Yum!

    Do you have something similar to those "Topsy Turvy" thingies? I've considered getting one, but I'm wondering how well it works. I probably eat at least 5 tomatoes each week, and if I grew my own, I know I'd eat more!

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  2. Hi Mary,

    Fresh maters....is there anything better than that...? I don't even have mine in the ground yet. It has been raining for days now...too wet. The ones I started from seed to early? all died, with the exception of a pepper plant. They were beautiful, and then got leggy and that was the end of that. So I ended up buying tomatoe plants. I hope to get them in this w/e...frost date should have passed....have a great w/e.

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  3. I do Audra! It currently has about 5 tomatoes on it. It's my 2nd year trying it - year 1 I had it on the edge of the eave of the house and it didn't do well at all. This year I moved it out to the middle of the yard on a plant stand and it's doing much better! You can read about all of my adventures here if you'd like:

    http://www.mynew30.com/2010/04/topsy-turvy-upside-down-tomato-planter.html

    There are links in the post to last year too.

    Oh Faith! So sorry to hear that. Tomatoes are supposed to be pretty difficult to grow from seed I hear. Hope you get to garden this weekend!

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  4. Yes, just torture me out here, with no chance, ever, of a homegrown tomato. Tomatoes BOIL on the VINE here. They do not grow. Wah!

    You have such a green thumb.

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  5. Holly, I'm actually surprised they don't broil here!

    Pam, yeah, it was an early bird. Well, I've actually gotten 3 off of this one, but the rest are all green, but growing!! Keeping my eyes open for the usual bug attack.

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  6. as far as i'm concerned all tomatoes should be eaten with only salt and freshly ground black pepper :)

    i also can't believe you ALREADY have a tomato and i've yet to plant mine!

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  7. Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering! There is nothing finer than home grown tomatoes!

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  8. That is one fine tomato! There's nothing better than a tomato fresh off the vine. : )

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