Friday, June 26, 2009

The tomatoes are making a comeback.

A while back I moved all four of my tomato plants from the toxic pine boxes directly into the ground. They were pretty bad off so I wasn't sure if they'd make it or not. I also wasn't sure how great our dirt was. But I thought it was worth a shot. The poor little plants couldn't do any worse, that was for sure. So we dug them up...planted them in the regular old dirt...and hoped for the best. (Well, we watered too...but you know what I mean.)

Day by day the tomato plants (and the peppers, too...but we'll talk about them another time) grew greener and greener and greener. Slowly but surely the sickly yellow leaves began to turn a glorious shade of deep green. And with each day that the tomato plants perked did my attitude.

Look at that sweet little Yellow Pear tomato!

Well, the other day, a little over 3 weeks after replanting them, it was official: the tomato plants had officially MADE IT THROUGH. Not only were they alive...they were healthy. And to top it off...they were beginning to produce fruit! Early Girl and three Sweet 100's. And are they ever sweet!
And these photos, my friends, are PROOF. Small as it may be...these tomatoes represent our first tomato harvest of the season. Aren't they beautiful? And even MORE so to me because for a while there I didn't think we were going to have ANY food from our own little garden.
But...we are going to get food from our garden. Maybe not as much as I'd hoped. But we ARE going to get some. And that is fine with me because we have learned a LOT in the process. Which means that next year...? It's ON.

{I posted this late Friday night because we will be spending the morning at my son's All-Star game and we have to get an early start!}


Anonymous said...

oh, I was want to eat the right up. enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

eat them right up!

Elaine said...

Beautiful! Success tastes like a fresh tomato today!


Nancy said...

You know what they say? "The proof is in the puddin." Or in your case, the tomatoes!

Wren said...

Tomatoes? Already? WOW!! Mine are barely blooming! That little yellow tomato is the CUTEST thing I've ever seen. Was it good?

Wanted to say thank you so much for the kindness about Ramie. Can't tell you how much I appreciate it...

Laura at By the Bushel said...

saw you on blogher & simplewife. I can totally relate to the tomatoes... what a bust... this year my husband got involved, and perhaps we didn't have enough good soil for all the garden he dilligently turned over. I think I need a horse... lol. At least chickens. looking forward to reading more on your site-
Best- Laura