Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Progress

Our first few tomatoes are ripening up beautifully. These are sun sugar, a super sweet orange variety I got hooked on at the farmers market last summer. These tomato plants are doing much better than the other variety I planted, a husky red. The poor husky admittedly had the disadvantage of going in the ground much later, and was then partially crushed due to a tragic accident involving a foot--it is just so tiny compared to the the sun sugars that it was overlooked. Poor thing. Several of the sun sugars are taller than me now. Assuming these first few teasers last that long, I'll toss them into our salads at dinner tomorrow night. I can't guarantee they'll make it in the house though.

12 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY! Tomatoes, vine ripened, nothing better. We've been snorfing down our first extremely sweet grape tomatoes.

I'll have to get some "heritage" seeds from you . . . ?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Mmmmm/

I had a volunteer tomato of unknown source from the compost, and they usually do better than anything else, but it had a serious of terrible accidents and nearly died, and now is about 4 inches tall, whereas the grape tomato is 5 feet tall and very robust.

Nadine said...

Better watch out! I might sneak into your garden and steal these beauties.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

We;re gonna be eating vine-ripened tomatoes TONIGHT--mmm--so sweet!

And that little zucchini will prolly be ready Monday.

BlackenedBoy said...

That sounds delicious. We've been growing tomatoes, too, as you know.

Ours are red, though, and I love them. Tradition in our family holds that Native State tomatoes are the best in the nation, although we've settled for the Southern State version.

I really hope that you saw my reply comment on the post where I spoke about commuting next year, which I believe was "My Secret Love of the Recession."

What you said was very nice. If you haven't read what I put at the end of the comments section, please do.

Aliki2006 said...

Mmmmm....those look so wonderful! I'd never heard of that variety before.

Nicole said...

Oh, I do love the name of those tomatoes. Yum!

Adam said...

Delicious! They look very healthy and ripe. My tomatoes are going well too. The only problem is that they are getting extremely wide (not so tall) and are becoming stronger than the towers, thus tipping over. But I'm jealous that yours are ripe already. Mine have a week or two left.

BlackenedBoy said...

You haven't posted in ages! What's going on?

BlackenedBoy said...

Whoa, Nelly, you need to post! It's been forever!

BerryBird said...

Sorry, BB. I have been super busy, mostly with work, but I also had various family members in town visiting from four different states since I last posted. All the guests have returned home, but I don't expect my overtime and work stress to let up for another few weeks.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Vine ripened tomatoes are just SO YUMMY! I'm really enjoying mine! Yum yum!