Giddy for Tomatoes

By the way, did I mention we have some tomatoes coming in?

Here we have Sungold cherry tomatoes.

Sun Gold cherry tomatoes

And here are the Zebra Stripe tomatoes coming in.

Zebra Stripe tomatoes

I've been a little envious of midwesterners who have tomatoes now, but then again, we have been stuffing ourselves with fresh peaches and nectarines for a week or two, and have another couple trees coming ripe soon. And we don't have to shovel snow in the winter. So I can tolerate a late tomato season (ours is pushed back because of coastal low nighttime temperatures).

I've spent most of the last couple of days hunched over cleaning seeds, so forgive the giddiness.

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posted by ayse on 07/08/07


I'm a midwesterner who doesn't have ripe tomatoes yet—though I think I saw one reddening up today. Just wanted to say it's nice to see the tip of the hat to urban farming (and your tomato posts remind me I need to get some up on my blog). I was originally going to comment on how nifty your irrigation plans look when I got sidetracked by tomatoes ... droooool ... soon we will be rolling in tomatoes ...

We just set fruit a couple of days ago. Though it is getting warm enough to help us out on that front, finally. And of course we do get the extended growing season what with basically not having a frost until January.

I'm a big fan of urban farming; it's kind of surprising how few people even try it, especially here on the island, where an urban micro-farm is safe from deer and rabbits. It's like it never occurs to people to grow their own food. And once we have the complete irrigation system up and working, it will be essentially free.

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