Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mary.  Mary.  How does your garden grow?
Well, I cannot speak for Mary.  But as for me, my garden seems to thrive on neglect.  I do not remember the last time I added water.  As a result the plants themselves look terrible.  Still I am harvesting at an amazing rate.  Right now I have three full trays of tomatoes slow roasting in the oven to add to the same from a couple of days back.  I should not have skipped yesterday.  Gumption is not my strong suit right now.
The good news is that our weather is mild.  I will have enough time to replant most everything and begin anew.

20 comments:

Sue said...

mmmm...mmmmm....good! Those look lovely. My garden seems to do the same as yours...I have plenty of weeds, but the tomatoes sure are coming on strong. Oh how I love me a good tomato and cucumber sandwich !!

Loris said...

Those do look yummy :-) I'm glad the weather is on your side.

Beth said...

Your tomatoes are gorgeous. I check your blog daily to see updates from you to see how you are doing. Hugs.

WoolenSails said...

Mine are still green, I got mine in late, so hoping they come in next month. How do you roast your tomatoes? I have been getting fire roasted tomatoes and love them, would like to make my own.

Debbie

Sharon said...

What a bounty! My garden is the pits, I've replanted, but I'm not optimistic.

Barb said...

your tomatoes look amazing.
I love tomato on white bread with miracle whip and lettuce.
Can you tell I'm from the mid-west?
enjoy!!

Candace said...

Wish my tomatoes were that far along, Libby! And yes, plant away - lots and lots of time!
Cheers!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

My tomatoes were awesome this year. I am down to just a few left on the vine and 39 quarts in the pantry. I will start clearing in a couple of weeks to get ready for fall planting. First I need to get the seeds planted so I will have spinach, cabbage plants to set out when they are ready.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

My tomatoes were awesome this year. I am down to just a few left on the vine and 39 quarts in the pantry. I will start clearing in a couple of weeks to get ready for fall planting. First I need to get the seeds planted so I will have spinach, cabbage plants to set out when they are ready.

sewprimitive karen said...

Wow, are those yours? They're gorgeous. Mine are struggling what with fungus threats and the appalling heat.

Quilt Hollow said...

Those look better than my neighbors!,

Shakerwood said...

I have not had the distractions that you have had and still your harvest looks so much better and more prolific than mine. We are hoping to get some late bloomers in the ground, too, but with the temp at 100° today and tomorrow ...... Maybe you have the right idea, the less attention, the better!

Linnie Quilts said...

There is nothing, nothing, NOTHING better than a sub-kissd tomatoe still warm from being in the sun, sliced and on a good peasant/chewy type bread with feta cheese, basil leaves and drizzles of a good olive oil. O. M. G!!

Dixie said...

Beauties! I love slow roasting in the oven too, and freezing the results for use in the winter. They are so good popped into a turkey sandwich or a salad when the days are grey outside. They have a tomato-pasty taste that is so delicious! Do you add any herbs to yours when you roast? Writing to you from Sacratomatoland

Linnie Quilts said...

I love them roasted, too ... drizzled with a good olive oil, a little balsamic vinegar and some basil, salt and pepper ... toss them with angel hair pasta, fresh chopped parsley, a little freshly grated parmesan with a glass of a good red ... YOWSER ... please don't call me late for dinner!

Jeanne said...

We're getting a handful or two or tomatoes at a time. That's perfect with me. My favorites for snacking are the grape tomatoes.

Claudia said...

They look good ! My poor garden is so neglected too. I have to go out tomorrow and see what is in there. I saw some peas....but they needed a couple more days. And somebunny ate the tops off all the beets.

Raymond Homestead said...

What a great picture of those tomatoes! I feel like I could reach through the screen and get one!

Patchysails said...

They look lovely indeed,,,

Carole said...

Yummy! They must be the heirloom variety! What beauties! No tomatoes in my neck of the woods! It's certainly NOT because it hasn't been hot enough! Cheers!