This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees and berry bushes, chickens and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

a baby tomato!

first baby tomato
Its a very exciting week. School's out, summer starts soon, the town pool is open, AND I have purple peas and baby tomatoes in my garden! It can't get much better than this. I can almost taste a fresh garden tomato ..... This tomato is a Rutgers. There are also baby fruit on my Chadwick's cherry.

Last year I found my first baby tomato on June 22. So this year's is almost exactly the same date. Even though I bought bigger plants that bloomed much earlier this year, the plants did not set fruit until the same time as last year. HHmmmm.

Solanum lycopersicum

3 Comments:

Anonymous Briana said...

Congrats! I firmly believe that the appearance of the first tomato(es) is an event worthy of much celebration.

Almost as much as the *eating* of the first tomato.

June 20, 2007 12:53 PM

 
Blogger carletongardener said...

Yes. I think you are right that a celebration is in order!

June 20, 2007 2:02 PM

 
Blogger italman said...

Nice one!
My first baby cherry tomato appeared just a few days ago and of course, this event was properly celebrated.
Enjoy your veggies!

June 21, 2007 12:29 PM

 

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