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.



  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!

  2. Hi Mary,

    Fresh 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.

  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:

    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!

  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.

  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.

  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!

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

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


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