March 14, 2012 - Do You See What I See?

The first tomato of 2012!

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Garden preparation is on hold until Sunday. Son John has volunteered to remove the canopy from his pickup and haul a load of composted manure for me! I was afraid I was going to have to buy it by the bag this year, so I'm happy John is so accommodating.




38 comments:

  1. Shocking! Amazing progress. I'm starting early with my tomatoes this year, and they're still only seedlings! Still, it's comforting and motivational to see you blazing a trail for us. Congratulations! :)

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    1. Scyrene, don't feel badly. These aren't my main crop of tomatoes, just a windowsill experiment....and it's working! I hope it lives on to ripen :-)

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  2. Oh my goodness! Congrats! My early tomatoes are only about 1" tall!

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    1. Robin, my garden tomatoes haven't even germinated yet.

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    1. MaryContrary, I'm always finding something to be jealous about in others' gardens!

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  4. yay! first tomato of the year! :)

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    1. Yes, Jenny....YAY! I think this little experiment might just work. It's even doing its thing on the windowsill, as it outgrew the overhead lights.

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  5. Holy Toledo!!! Or should Tomato? That's a beautiful site!!!

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    1. Farmers Wife, if it ripens, it will be a tiny gold cherry tomato....but that's good enough for me!

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    1. SunnyBeach, the first tomato isn't always the best tasting, but it's the most welcome!

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  7. Congratulations on the baby tomato!!! Great news about John helping you with the composted manure too!

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    1. Rachel, John is such a good son. Sometimes I feel like I take advantage of him, but he's so darned smart and capable of doing everything!

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    2. I am sure you will pay him back in fresh veggies from the garden. win-win :)

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    3. You bet I will, Rachel. Actually, that's the reason for expanding the garden this year. I'm hoping to supply four families with fresh produce, and have a little left over for us. I might be stingy with those potatoes though ;-)

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  8. Marvelous. When did you start that tomato seed?

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    1. Marcia, I started those (4) tomatoes on my birthday...January 26th! Three are blossoming now, but just one has a real tomato so far.

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    1. If it actually ripens, it will be exciting....exciting to see who gets to eat the first tomato of the year! I usually just go ahead and eat it, and don't tell Mr. Granny. After all, I do all the gardening!

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  10. No way, I just saw my first sprout today. You're too much! You could have a harvest total of less than 100 lbs. and still be best in our book!

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    1. LOL, thank you Jody. Now I'll have to buy myself a bigger hat to fit my swelled head!

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  11. ps. was this one grown in miracle gro? hahahaha!

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    1. Yes, Amy. In fact, this tomato plant was the reason I had to buy the MG! Nothing else was available in January :-)

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  12. Congratulations, I knew you could do it. Lucky you to be getting a truck load of manure, I wish someone would volunteer to get one for me.

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    1. Ed, at $15 for a half yard of it, it's a lot cheaper than buying it by the bag at the big box store. Nicer stuff, too.

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  13. I haven't even built my greenhouse yet! The only thing that's germinated thus far are the broad beans. Damn this English coldness!

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    1. IG, with your new plot under construction, and the bathroom remodel, I don't know how you find time for building that greenhouse. It's cold here, too. I won't be planting out my warm weather veggies for another 6 weeks.

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  14. That is amazing AG, you have done it again!

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    1. LOL, Kelly, I'm not calling it a success until that baby is ripe and in my mouth!

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  15. Hooray! You're such an inspiration.

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    1. It's just a tiny cherry tomato, Stefaneener...LOL!

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  16. Holy Moly! I've not even started mine yet. Would be easy to be too soon - we're still 8 weeks from "safe" to put outside. Though we've hit the 80's already. I don't trust it. AT this rate yuo'll be having the first tomato before MAY!

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    1. Don't get too excited, David! It's only a windowsill tomato. My garden tomatoes are just beginning to sprout, and won't go outside for another 6-8 weeks.

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