Monday, July 30, 2012

The Year of the Giant Tomatoes

Every year brings its own surprises in the garden.  The weather is always the biggest wild card. Depending on conditions, certain plants can suffer or thrive. This year has proven to be the 'year of the giant tomato plants'. All that light and heat we have received so far has provided the tallest tomato plants I have ever had in my garden. The plants are actually taller than me right now and are full of tomatoes, green for now, but promising one of the most abundant harvests ever. I can't wait!

I didn't plant that sunflower. A bird did.
I just love its position, leaning out at the corner of the veggie garden, as if to say 'Welcome'!
These are Opalka heirloom tomatoes. Isn't their pepper shape cool?
Pineapple heirloom tomato. I am very intrigued by these and can't wait for them to ripen.
Green Zebra Tomatoes
Look at how the veggie garden has changed since May!
May
June
July
Happy days!

12 comments:

  1. Love your photos of your green tomatoes and the progress of your garden.

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  2. Who would have believed all that growth in 2 months, you must have had lots of rain like us, it always amazes me this amount of growth plants can put on. Those tomatoes look quite exotic, hope they taste good, I managed to plant my beans and they're on their way up! :)

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    1. We had a lot of rain at the beginning of the season but not much at all in past weeks, mostly just hot, sunny weather. Fresh beans. Yum!

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  3. yay for such a bounty of tomatoes & for surprise sunflowers !!
    I love your garden ! Thanks for sharing it with us !
    xoxo

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  4. Haha - such a sunny surprise, love that! It looks very inviting!

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    1. One of the gifts attached to the sometimes stifling heat this summer. :)

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  5. Tomatoe paradise - beautifully delicious! They'll taste of summer, sprinkled with some sea salt and torn basil.

    That sunflower is begging to be painted...

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    1. You are so right--about the tomatoes and the sunflower!

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  6. This year I have some giant tomatoes, too!! :) F.

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    1. How lovely to be enjoying similar harvests in different parts of the world! Your blog photos are beautiful!

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