Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tomatoes In The Ground

This is a German stripe organic heirloom that I bought at the farmer's market the other day. One of the farms is selling various vegetable plants. I haven't had a garden in a couple of years. I just got tired of trying to keep things alive in July when it hits 105 here.

I got four plants for $8. The other two are Georgia streak tomatoes. We have not had a frost in a month so I think I'm safe to do this. The locals say the blackberries need to be blooming before you plant tomatoes. Mine are not quite there.

Don't know if I will plant any other vegetables. I'll see what he has to sell next week. I probably buy more tomatoes than anything else at the market so this was an economic decision.

My sister is still in the hospital but doing very well. Her CT scan showed everything is just fine. She's now eating solid foods. Her birthday is April 12th. Last year we celebrated it in the ICU. I sure hope she's home to celebrate this one, which is a biggie...60.
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Rhonda said...

very nice tomato...I've never planted this variety.
we must be on the same page, blogging about gardening and all.

It sure would be great if you sis was home for her big 6 0.
I'll keep her in my prayers...

Have a good Friday!

Oklahoma Farmgirl said...

Sending good, healing vibes to your sister!! Hope she is home for her 60th. The tomatoes are gorgeous!! I love homegrown tomatoes. No point in eating the tasteless commercial ones.

Have a wonderful weekend, & happy weeding.

Blessed be...

blogauthor said...

That looks sooooooo yummy.

Mrs4444 said...

I hope to get mine in earlier this year; last year, we ended up with very little. Good luck with yours :)