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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

This year I finally have tomatoes!

2012-07-17072702For the first time in years...I have tomatoes!

Yes, these little beauties are growing in a pot on my patio and I haven't killed them yet. (Unlike the flowers pots that are flanking my front door which seem to have become an evening buffet for the local rabbits.)

What's even more amazing is the fact that I grew these tomato plants from SEEDS. I started them inside in a little "greenhouse" like container and then replanted them into the larger pot once the weather was right.

I had two different types of plants, forgot to label them in the greenhouse (I know, I can't believe it either *wink*) so I have no idea which plants actually took - it looks like they're going to be cherry tomatoes though since they're are a TON of them very close together.

The new trick this year (thanks to the engineer husband) was to move the pots off the ground and out of the reach of those pesky snails and rabbits! He put the pot on a table and moved it out to a sunny spot in the yard. I think I'll have to give him credit for the harvest.

If I get enough ripe tomatoes for one salad, I'm going to consider this a rousing success!

How about you? Plant a garden or a container garden? What's your secret to success?
(Besides watering, which seems to be my biggest problem - hey, I'd forget to feed my family too if they didn't remind me!)


  1. Congrats!! One of these days I'm going to grow tomatoes. Right now I have a batch of those long hot peppers growing--successfully too!!

    1. I have peppers in a pot next to the tomatoes, but they're not doing as well. Good luck with your peppers!

  2. I didn't get the garden planted that we had seeds for (and planned on) but I have cherry and grape tomatoes, two kinds of the big beefsteak tomatoes, hot and sweet banana peppers, serrano peppers, three jalapenos, green and red bell peppers, several types of herbs, squash, and zucchini. You ought to see our squash and zucchini...monsters!! But they have a good flavor. We've grilled them several times. Next year I'd love to have more but it was hard for me to care for this one. Our main goal was veggies to make salsa and spaghetti.


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