8 Aug

Well lookit that! I can grow tomatoes!

We just got back from a whirlwind 18-hour trip to Wolfeboro, N.H. (More on that later. What a trip!) and this is what we found waiting for us.

My mind reels … Pasta? Salad? BLTs? Eat them one-by-one out of hand?

Click through to see who’s who. And feel free to share your tomato triumphs and ideas in the comments.

And for more on the tomato chronicles click here and here.


9 Responses to “!!!”

  1. Heather August 8, 2010 at 3:33 pm #

    wow, so impressive! we have 1 tomato plant in the city and it’s got nothing. barely a flower or two. i’m pretty sure we screwed up somehow. how did you get them watered?

    and um…i went to high school in Wolfeboro – what were you doing there!?

  2. Greedy Rosie August 8, 2010 at 7:16 pm #

    Woah, look at those tomatoes! – I’ve never even seen some of those colours, never mind managed to grow them! Please can you tell me what type they are, although I’m probbly kidding myself to think that they’ll grow here in gloomy, overcast England.

    Beautiful photography, by the way. I’m inspired.

  3. lorna sass August 9, 2010 at 1:36 am #

    Fondly remember your garden and not at all surprised that you have so many gorgeous tomatoes. We are currently in the UK seeing an embarasing number of fab gardens. hope to see you this fall! enjoy the harvest! `lorna and michale

  4. ann August 9, 2010 at 6:26 am #

    Heather — Growing tomatoes in containers is hard. Really hard. And it’s even harder in the city because you can’t control the sunlight, because even more than water, tomatoes need sun. It’s actually been a *really* good year for tomatoes. They hate rain, so they’ve been perfectly happy that it hasn’t rained at all. The beans though, man they’re cranky.

    Greedy — Hello and welcome! I’m sure you can grow some of these in beautiful old Blighty! Nigel Slater’s “Tender” is a lovely book and he seems to have some tips for how to garden in the U.K. The Snow White (which is the pale yellow cherry tomato) and the Ding Wall Scotty would work for you! The others in that picture are: Black Cherry (the purple one), Currant Sweet Pea (the tiny one), Sun Gold (the orange one), and then the red ones Maremmano, Principe Borghese and Large Red (not so large, but really delicious).

    Lorna — Hello! I think of you guys almost every time I’m in the garden! Enjoy England, we’ll see you soon.

  5. Christine August 9, 2010 at 11:09 am #

    Beautiful tomatoes! We had about ten or so off of our two plants, and have seven more on the vine for round two. The ones in our topsy turvy aren’t doing as well, but hey it was worth a shot for us city dwellers. So far the Purple Cherokee has two wee toms. We’ll see.

  6. Greedy Rosie August 9, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Well, it was really the black cherry one that I had my eye on. It’s a little late now but I will certainly get the book you suggest in time for sowing next year.

  7. Jessie August 10, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    I like to grill them in the oven! All you need is a pinch of salt, some herbs and grated cheese. Yummmmm!

  8. Toni August 11, 2010 at 1:42 am #

    We’ve been having too many clouds, and my neighbor’s elm tree hasn’t been pruned this year……..My tomatoes are still green! Can I come over and taste some of yours?? LOL!

  9. ann August 12, 2010 at 6:45 am #

    Greedy — You’re obviously a very smart lady. Those little black ones are delicious! I hadn’t planned on buying them, but the farmer I bought some of my plants from insisted. They’re her favorite too! And black tomatoes, I believe, often come from Siberia in Russia. If they can handle Siberia I bet they can handle an English summer :-)

    Jessie — I like them that way too! I’m hoping maybe to have enough to do some roasting this weekend.

    Toni — You’re always welcome to come break bread with me! Sorry about your neighbor’s tree. That sounds really frustrating. If all you get are green tomatoes, boy do I have some killer recipes for you :-)

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