Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Tomatoes and More Tomatoes!

Let me start this post out by saying that I love tomatoes... the more the better!

In the past seasons I planted my vegetables in containers because of those little critters called Gophers. I can remember one year weeding in the garden and just like in a cartoon I saw one of my green bean plants disappear down a gopher hole. Since I didn't see many traces of gophers this year I decided to plant my tomatoes directly into the ground. The only problem was that the plants grew so fast I never got a chance to stake them properly as you can see in the first photo.

After getting such a bountiful harvest from these messy looking unsupported plants I’m considering never taking the time to stake again!

24 comments:

Lavender said...

Bumper Crop Sharon!! MMMMMMMM tomatoes! My fave veg to grow! Stake what you can and leave the rest - you seem to be able to do it either way.
Nothing beats homegrown!

K_tigress said...
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K_tigress said...

Wow that some tomato crop unfortunately ours was lousy this year. Oh well

All of ours, they sort of get cracked even before they get ripe and then most of them don't make it and then plop!They get enjoyed by flys.

DweezelJazz said...

Wow! That is just fantastic! I'm well impressed, and they look like they must taste really good.

glorious said...

Yummy homegrown tomatoes are the best. Congratulations on a great harvest.

LisaBinDaCity said...

You sure you're not a Jersey girl? ;-)

Sandy said...

Wow, that is a lot of tomatos. What about the rabbits and squirrels. I have tons of them....ahem...well I do feed the birds...and the birds cooperate with the rabbits by kicking their seed out of their feeders..

We had so many gophers a few years ago that our lawn was totally ruined in one area.

but looks like they have left you alone.

sandy

mrsmogul said...

I like to just eat it with salt...nice colrful pics! I like tomatoes too but we don't buy them enough!

barkfoot said...

That's a really good crop. I'm still waiting for mine to flower as they've been set back by the weather.

Sophie Brador said...

Love your kitchen!!!

Sonja said...

I'd like to see Mooky's reaction after biting into one. My black-headed caique parrot Gizmo loves tomatoes.

I like your old-fashioned stove!

curryegg said...

Honestly, I love tomatoes! Especiall mini tomotoes! haha..

Madwag said...

thanks for stopping by my blog... I love your oven...and your bird is really fab... love the TP post.

triple B's said...

Oh I am soooo jealous. That is a wonderful crop of tomatoes. I bet they taste amazing! Yay!

And I have to say that Mooky did a fantastic job on the TP in the post below. hahahahahahaha

Rhea said...

Those look good. Here in Boston the tomatoes seem to be ripening very late in the season.

Anali said...

Lucky you with all those tomatoes! I haven't seen many at the farmers markets yet.

archie FCD said...

Yummm, I too, love tomatoes - especially with some basil. Sliced into sandwiches, in salads, cooked up - Yummm. It is the one thing I really miss about not having a garden.

Slick said...

Dang, have I ever told you I love me some 'maters too??

Them thangs look good!

MrManuel said...

Wow, that is a quite a harvest you go there. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Admiring your tomatoes!

Rauf said...

Rich harvest Sharon. Congratulations. Nothing is more rewarding. Lovely, healthy tomatos there.

LadyHawk said...

Your photos of the tomatoes are so gorgeous and yummylicious!!

Two Pis and a Poi said...

Yumm....!!!

Joonie's Mom said...

Not only am I jealous of your tomatoes, but please tell us where you got your oven. It is beautiful. I simply love it and I would truly enjoy one like that for my retro kitchen.

My parrots are all voting YES on this Extreme Make-Over kitchen. I would hate to disappoint them. :)