Tuesday, June 11, 2013

First Tomato!


Whooo Hooo!
Look at that!
My first tomato!

I have very little no experience growing vegetables, so this is a BIG DEAL!

For several years I've wished that I could have a vegetable garden,
but it's complicated because most of our backyard is on a slope.
I found a small tomato plant that supposedly does well growing in a pot on a patio
and I decided to give that a try.
Here is the first little green tomato!

Now let's just hope that I can get it to ripen up 
and that the squirrels don't eat it before I do.

51 comments:

  1. Well congrats! I know how you feel, love that you circled it in red:@)

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  2. How exciting! There is nothing quite like the taste of home grown tomatoes.
    Anne xx

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  3. How exciting to see that green tomato. My tomatoes are still green, and this year I planted a zucchini that it says does well in a pot. This is the first zuke I planted in a pot and it is happy there.
    Also whenever it says "bush" or "patio" those veggies do well in pots.

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    1. You will have to let me know how your patio veggies do this summer. I'd love to try some zukes.

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  4. It is so rewarding to see the things we plant grown. This year we put in a garden...will be my "experimental" garden for sure.

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    1. Good luck with your garden, Wendy! This is definitely an experiment for me.

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  5. congratulations; it IS a Very Big Deal!

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  6. Way to go! I hope you enjoy every bite!

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    1. The squirrels and I are going to love these tomatoes! :-)

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  7. Home grown tomatoes always taste better!

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  8. Congratulations, it is always thrilling to see that very first tomato. Hopefully you will get to eat it too. xo

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  9. Well done Gayle, this will be the start of big things.....
    You'll have your own little patio vegie garden happening very soon I'm sure.......

    Claire :)

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  10. How lovely - this made me smile. It is the simple things in life that give the greatest pleasure. I have grown broad beans in a large zinc bath this year and I am looking forward very much to eating them ALL raw!
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  11. Good for you! It is always exciting to watch things grow and then be rewarded for the effort one puts into it. Please show us a picture when it ripens...and is on a plate or sandwich about to be enjoyed!

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    1. Diana, you have such a wonderful garden! I'm inspired by how much you grow and can and bake.

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  12. I'm excited for you too. We might need to look into a few container gardens this year too because we have decided to give up our vegetable garden. The deer and Mr. Woodchuck have been enjoying our salad bar and we're going to close it down for a year.

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    1. The Deer and Woodchuck families will miss their salad bar. If only they would remember to leave a share for you. Sigh...

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  13. What a treat and such fun. Still only flowers here, but won't be long l think :-) Pam

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    1. Pam, you'll have to post some pictures of your crop.

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  14. Wow!! My daughter planted two tomato plants. They're all of 7 inches high. Long ways to go yet!

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  15. I have gardened most of my adult life, and I still get excited each season when the tiny tomatoes and cucumbers first appear.

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    1. It's nice to have something to look forward to each year.

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  16. Your tomato is off to a great start! Looks 100% better than mine which are yellow and sun starved! Keep us updated on its progress!

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  17. Congratulations! How exciting! And I see lots of flowers too--you may be giving away some of your giant harvest to others! :-) xo Jennifer

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    1. I have several little tomatoes on the plant now. If they ALL ripen at the same time, I'll have to find neighbors to share with. :-) Nice problem to have.

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  18. Very exciting. Mine are starting to flower but no tomatoes yet.

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  19. Yay! I hope I spot one in my garden soon!

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  20. Congratulations on your new tomato. How exciting!!

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  21. Lucky duck....I have been enjoying fresh strawberries off the patio at the nursery. It is hotter than I hoped it would be but my memory of the late snow has not been tarnished too much yet. Smiles...Renee

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    1. Fresh strawberries sound wonderful. We have little wild ones growing in grass out in the front yard. I'm sure I have a bird to thank.

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  22. Look at that! and mine are barely starting.

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    1. Donna, I always get worried when I see how big and beautiful the plants are for other bloggers, and then I remember they live further south and their growing season started much sooner. :-)

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  23. I hope you will have enough sun for the tomato. here after I cried :Summer arrived in France, we only have clouds and again a lot of rain!!!!

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    1. Hopefully you will get some sunshine soon.

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  24. Lucky girl! I planted bell peppers this year....and so far, nothing. <3

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  25. That is just going to taste so sweet - enjoy!

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  26. Wow you have a tomato already! Mine are all still tiny little plants with no sign of any little flowers yet. There is nothing nicer than growing your own - you'll be hooked for life - wait and see!

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