Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Family Tradition: Tomatoes in the Garden

Growing up, every summer meant strawberries and tomatoes growing in the backyard. I was never a big fan of tomatoes - something about the texture just didn't appeal to me - so I never really considered trying to grown them on my own. Fast forward to last year when I started buying green zebra tomatoes from Atlas Farms. They still have some gooey seeds to scoop out, but the rest of the tomato is firm and tangy. I missed the window to plant strawberries this year, but decided to plant two green zebra tomato plants and herbs to go with them.

I previously posted about my garden when it was just starting out. Here is an update on my gardening progress. I'm happy to report that we've been eating basil in almost every meal for the last month. The lime basil plants are doing great - there are leaves to harvest every day or two. My chives didn't like the rainy weather and I'm down to just two little shoots.


Genovese Basil (with the tag) and Lime Basil






The biggest success (I think) is the progress of my tomato plants. It started with just one tomato.  Now I've got six good looking tomatoes and a bunch of little babies budding. Here's a look into the garden.  I can't wait for them to be ripe and ready to eat! 







4 comments:

  1. It's so exciting right? I cannot wait to eat the first tomato out of my garden too.

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  2. Love the new format!

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  3. I am so jealous! All I want is enough space to grow tomatoes and basil!

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  4. It's so exciting right? I cannot wait to eat the first tomato out of my garden too.

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