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.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

my last garden tomatoes

the last garden tomatoes

This is about it for my garden tomatoes. The green tomatoes I picked a couple weeks ago are now ripening and we're enjoying them in salads. Though this year's wet weather gave me a small harvest, the variety was nice. I grew ten different types of heirlooms and hybrids. The late producing varieties (in this photo) are Purple Calabash (purple and green fruit) and Oxheart Red (wonderfully meaty and tomato red). I'm partial to the 'tomato red' colored fruits.

tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)


Blogger Susie said...

I just picked the last of my tomatoes too. How is your parsley? Mine is still going strong:-)

November 02, 2008 7:39 PM

Blogger kathy said...

My parsley is really good, too. I think maybe the parsley is the last to be frost killed? I should go out and pick a bunch so I remember to use it. Its nice in everything. cheers!

November 02, 2008 7:45 PM

Blogger mamawhatthe said...

The tomatoes look wonderful. How is the taste of the dark ones compared to the red ones? I have only grown red, but plan to try one of the darker varieties next summer. At the moment I am experimenting with growing tomatoes in my sunroom this winter. So far, the cherries are fruiting, and the paste have just flowered and hopefully set fruit. :) And the parsley out back in the garden looked so good I scooped it up into a pot and brought it in to use all winter. It could probably use a larger pot, but it doesn't seem to mind too much.

November 02, 2008 8:20 PM

Blogger Sandy said...

Your tomatoes are gorgeous. I have only one heirloom left and a few roma hanging in my garage. Goodbye sweet summer. -Sandy

November 03, 2008 6:25 AM

Blogger kathy said...

I don't know if I can tell the different in taste between the dark and red tomatoes. They both taste great. I find the difference mostly in consistency and I like the meatier ones.

That's very ambitious to grow tomatoes inside! Wow. Good idea for the parsley. I think I'll try that too.

November 03, 2008 3:22 PM

Anonymous Laura said...

Your tomatoes are gorgeous!!!

March 30, 2009 11:01 AM


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