Friday, September 26, 2014

my crop

My precious crop.

My little crop.
They may be unattractive,
but they are mine.

So happy to have gotten some red ones this year.
I took Jean's (farmer Jean) advice and picked some when they were just a little red and set them on the counter in the house.  They turned red off the vine.
A few others reddened up on the vine.

My biggest tomato, and only one on that particular plant drooped very low to the ground and a bunny found it and started nibbling on it.  It's still there and it is prizewinning big and red and half eaten.

"But round the end of the cucumber frame, whom should he meet but Mr. MacGregor....he jumped up and ran after Peter, waving a rake and calling out, 'Stop thief!'

When I try to grow something I feel a kinship to
Tasha Tudor and Wendell Berry and Laura Ingalls Wilder.

One can dream.

Encourage one another,


  1. Anonymous10:30 AM

    A fabulous group to belong to, Donna! :-)

    I hope you enjoy your yummy looking tomatoes - not unattractive at all, they look highly edible!

    ~ Susan

  2. It's a good thing to feel kin to those fine folks. And I would rather have a few well grown tomatoes than all those imposters in the store. Nothing tastes better, and nothing smells better than a tomato plant.

    Bunny pictures?


  3. Homegrown tomatoes! They sometimes look worse than store-bought, but they always taste better. Do you know what variety you used? My biggest success this year was Celebrity. I tried a "purple" variety that makes very nice dense-fleshed tomatoes, but I have only had two survive the bunnies.

  4. Donna you can dream!! Your tomatoes are wonderful. I find I never got those ugly lines when I planted cherry tomatoes. This year I just grew chives…gave it a hair cut now and then. Froze them in ziploc bags.

  5. Anonymous12:29 PM

    Great job, Half Pint! Enjoy those juicy tomatoes! Love them on sour dough bread with swiss cheese. Yum!

    Mary Z

    1. Anonymous3:51 PM

      Great job, Half Pint?? I LOVE THIS!!

      Carol B

  6. Your home grown tomatoes are are a bit of a master gardener. I used to have a very small yard and grew a very few tomato plants who grew a few tomatoes and my very small Chihuahua would wait until the tomatoes were just perfect and red and then he would take them off the vine, eat them and leave what was left by the door for me to sad!

  7. Anonymous2:12 PM

    They will be delicious! I agree with Diane, nothing smells better than a tomato plant. The essence of summer.

    Debbie Z.

  8. Cyndi K G5:19 PM

    Your tomatoes look wonderful. We have trouble with groundhogs, so we grow very little. But this year my husband was able to grow the tastiest cherry tomatoes and the groundhogs left them alone!

  9. Anonymous11:03 PM

    Donna, you need 50 acres and a Poodle! Karen F.

    1. I love that book, Karen and I recommend it all that time.
      I own it. I'm sure you told me about it.

  10. I think your crop is spectacular! I have a tiny stone terrace behind my house with no room to grow veggies so I can truly appreciate what you've grown!


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