Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Late Bloomers

Here we are in the middle of September, and I'm just now starting to get ripe tomatoes! It's been many years since I've tried to grow tomatoes, but this spring, my daughter encouraged me to try again. My husband built a raised bed, and off to the greenhouse we went.

Unfortunately, we planted them a little later than recommended (there's that getting started thing again!), and our yard is a little shady, so August came and went with just one Early Girl to show for our efforts.

Now the growing season is winding down, cooler days are here, and I need to find ways to use the tomatoes that are coming on all at once.  Late bloomers...just like me.


Mary said...

I love fresh tomatoes from the vine...yummy! Great Blog...I'm your newest follower!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

She's a beauty! Grown to perfection! Better late then never! ;)


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The tomato looks luscious--and I'm sure it was!


“I don’t have time,” my grandfather said,
“to dither around and stand on my head,
pretending that crimson is blue, not red—
just tell me the truth, if you please.

“I’m much too old for being lied to,
so tell me the truth about the rose hue
that colors the sky when the day is through
and adds a bright blush to the trees.

“Some call it red and some call it pink,
some call it strawberry wine-colored ink;
I call it rubicund, that’s what I think—
now leave me alone, if you please.”

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Featherless Pomegranate

Joy Burkhart said...

Hi - I noticed you're from Indiana. Me, too! The weather just wasn't right this year to get our garden out like we normally do. In a way, I'm glad we didn't, due to the extreme heat and lack of rain! Your tomato looks delicious - we were lucky enough to get some from my MIL. Nothin' better than home-grown Indiana tomatoes!
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