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. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, July 18, 2008

watching and waiting....

The great tomato anticipation.

The count down on my side bar says this weekend I should have a ripe tomato. I'm not sure exactly why I picked this timing .... It seemed good. But I guess it was wishful thinking.

Last year, my first ripe tomato was July 31 2007 (a tiny split cherry tom on July 26 didn't really count). The previous year, the exact same date: July 31 2006.

There's no red yet in my home garden. I haven't been out to my community plot in a couple of days. Tomorrow I'll check. Ah, the suspense..... They were all green last I looked. But maybe, just maybe.

While I'm at the community garden, I'll take a look and see if any of the gardens have red tomatoes. Its very exciting to know that such a delicacy is just around the corner!

Solanum lycopersicum


Anonymous Debbie in Concord said...

Kathy, over here in Concord, MA, we feel your pain! 100+ lbs of green toms and until today (7/30), not one ripe one!

So we beat (beet?) your 7/31 first tomato ripe repeat record by one day. Hope yours will be along asap!

July 30, 2008 3:51 PM


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