Monday, June 28, 2010

Have A Tomato…

I was out taking photos of the garden for the good day/bad day squash report and was blown away by how much the tomato plants have grown with the last week of H.O.T. weather and lots of sunshine.  I figured if it was astounding to me you all might enjoy seeing the pictures that I took as well as the pictures my cousin took of me and the tomato plants.  So without further ado and little more comment than to say we planted 15 tomato plants of different varieties, here are the photos for your enjoyment…

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Now for the photos my cousin took because you know how I enjoy giving you something to compare size-wise…

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I used to be 5’9” tall.  When I had a bone study done a couple of years ago the nurse said I was 5’7'” so I figure that I’m still 5’7” because it took me 50 years to drop 2” and it’s only been a couple or three years since I was last measured.  That will give you an idea about these plants.

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So while you may be envious of all these plants I look at them and know I’m gonna have to eat a bunch of bacon and tomato sandwiches and give a bunch of tomatoes away.  As we start getting ripe tomatoes I will crawl down and find the names of each of the plants and record them with photos for ‘posterity’ and share with you all my findings.

9 comments:

joanne said...

that looks like something out of little shop of horrors! What are you feeding those guys???

K. T. Sparks said...

HOLY COW!!!!!!!
BLT ALL THE WAY!!!!!

farmlady said...

WOW! This post should have been titled ~ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES~ remember the movie?
I love the photos of you and those tomato plants. What are you feeding them?
Good to see your face again.

Tina said...

holy shmoly---those tomatoes are HUGE! I am just barely getting blooms. We have had nothing but rain until the last week. I keep stopping off at their bed and giving them a pep talk to get a move on. I just got my first quarter sized broccoli head this week.

Tina

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wow wish mine would produce so many tomatos... Love seeing you hiding inthe jungle :)

hetty said...

Lovely big tomato plants. My plants are still relatively small, but I also have a few little green tomatoes. I love the photos of you that your cousin took. And I don't see any double chins! You look fabulous!

Tatersmama said...

HOLY MOLY! Those are some tomatoe plants! They are GORGEOUS! I think I'll go buy a plane ticket, because I seriously think you're gonna need some help eating all those BLT's - and I want to help my friend out! *slurp*
When I think back to my pitiful tomato crop, I want to hang my head in shame!!

And double chins? Hun, I don't see any double chins. Friends don't SEE things like that, ya know!

Mandy Allen said...

I don't hink I;ve ever seen such enormous tomato plants! You will be eating them til ... well, forever! Oh, my friend's book site is here:

http://www.growyourownbooks.co.uk

Book launch on 7th August.

Enjoy the journey.

Mandy

Roslyn said...

I am so envious of your garden, fresh produce is soooo good. In TX I had a super productive garden with fabulous tomatoes. You can make salsa & cook up a big pot or two of marinara sauce & freeze it. Yum yum, lucky you.