Tuesday, February 17, 2009

LADIES …..TIME TO RISE UP AGAINST TASTELESS TOMATOES!

tomatoes

Are you tired of buying thick skinned, almost no smell, with light colored insides and most of all no taste tomatoes? It hardly looks like a real tomato and within a day or two they are all soft and mushy. I am, I love tomatoes. There is nothing better than a warm red ripe tomato sandwich.

Grow your own…so easy and for us in the south, it is time to plant. There are many places to buy and many varieties to choose from. I like Beefsteak tomatoes because of their size and flavor.

I just planted 4 tomato plants that were about 6 inches high in large pots. They are sitting out under my shed on the barn. Planting in pots make them so easy to care for, you can move them around according to the weather. I water about every three days until small fruit appears and then you may need to water a little every day.

plants in pots

olants in buckets

With a little TLC, you will be surprised in about 12 weeks the number of tomatoes you will have from just a few plants.

I am sure there are lots of bloggers out there who have a garden or who grow a few vegetables in pots or their flower beds. If so, please share so tips with us . I will report my progress with pictures every few weeks.

Salads here we come!

ps I love my new Dell All-In-One Computer.

Three cords!!!!!!!!!

See Y’all

Barbara

4 comments:

Shellmo said...

Your post was a good reminder! I am going to grown my own tomatoes this year and I'm sick of the tasteless ones from the supermarket. Thank you for the tip on the leaves - I never knew that.

Southern Lady said...

Hi, Barbara ...

I love tomatoes, too, and hope to plant some with Avery when the time comes. She's been talking about it for two weeks now and we've already picked out a spot for them in the backyard.

There's just nothing better than real homegrown tomatoes!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I have gotten lazy in the past 2 years... but this year I am back to digging in the dirt.
I'm planting my tomatoes as soon as I can!

debbie said...

HELLO BARBARA,
I WAS JUST WANDERING ABOUT HOW YOUR VISIT WENT WITH YOUR DAUGHTER AND HOW THE GOATS WERE DOING.
I'M GLAD YOU STOPPED BY FOR A EARLY MORNING CUP OF COFFEE...HOT TEA FOR ME
I LOVE TO GROW TOMATOES
BE CAREFUL DRIVING TO THE DR.
BLESSINGS
debbie