Tomatoes: Ripe for the Picking

I have nothing original to say about tomatoes.  Grow them. Eat them. Love them.

Fresh off the vine they are sweet and delicious. They resemble nothing you get in the grocery store, unless you’re lucky enough to find heirlooms.

I seem to be a two-crop wonder this year: my first optimistic attempt at growing them from seed; then round two with starters from the nursery.  No matter.  They’re here now and I’m enjoying them while I can.

Given our temperate climate, tomato plants can produce well into late October.  If that holds true, I’ll have a beautiful bounty for the next six weeks.  Yum!

Here’s what’s ripening on the vine:

Orange cherry tomatoes

Orange cherry tomatoes

roma tomatoes

Roma Tomatoes

green tomatoes

Indeterminate (hopefully Baker Heirlooms)

Thanks for stopping by!

19 thoughts on “Tomatoes: Ripe for the Picking

  1. I used to grow them but my two dogs, Sasha and Jack, find them delicious right off the plant. So much so they help themselves to them! Fortunately, we have a local farm about 7 miles away that keeps us very well-stocked on produce, including all kinds of delicious heirloom tomatoes.



    • Awww. They figured you were growing them so they would have doggie-level treats at the ready. 😉

      I’ve lost a few to squirrels and later slugs, but not too bad.

      It’s nice to hear you have a local place to keep you in fresh supply. Yum!


  2. I can’t grow them in my tiny garden – just not enough space and I am a tomato fan! Anything tastes good with a tomato added in my opinion! I would like to grow them as I really want to taste Fried green Tomatoes before I die!! Enjoy your lovely crop!


    • Thanks, Pauline.

      One thing to try if you haven’t already is one of those upside down hanging tomato planters. We tried one one year with moderate success but I didn’t keep it watered regularly so it just did okay. My neighbor made planters using recycled cat litter buckets with holes punched in the bottom and a large hole in the top for his plants. They looked silly but they worked!

      Since you are a big fan, it seems a shame you can’t grow one. I’m with you: tomatoes make everything taste better.


  3. Mmmmm. Sliced tomatoes on buttered toast is better than brownies to me. Too bad I had to give up bread for now. Roma’s are my favorites but anything homegrown tastes better. Nice pics. I think I’ll go find something to eat now.


  4. mmmmm, my favourite are the Roma’s. They rock my world with Bocconcini, Basil, Balsamic. Would be good if they were Boma Tomatoes then everything would start with a ‘B’. Then, they also fit really well on toast, right to the corners of the bread. So handy. I like that with Miracle Whip Light and lots of pepper. I think I told you already, but the BEST Insalata Caprese ever is in Maui at the Lahaina Grill. Oh, and then there was the time I ate dinner with Patrick Jane (bubba bubba) 😉


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