Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tomatoes Are In the Ground

Yay!  I finally planted these babies and I must say, they are beautiful!  Each plant stands at least a foot tall, some of them are even taller.  And they are so healthy.  These are the first tomatoes I've ever planted in my garden that I grew from seed.  Well, how about that! :)

Yes, you could say, I'm a little proud of that fact.  Don't mean to be cocky or anything, but I nurtured and babied these plants.  I'm so happy and thankful to have gotten them to this point.  And after I planted these seedlings last night, it R.A.I.N.E.D!!  You have no idea how wonderful the sound of that rain was overnight.  It's been months, yes, months, since we have any rainfall.  And it was so very welcome here in the hills of South Texas. 

Anyway, I planted nine plants.  And yes, I probably overplanted for that bed, but I'll make it work:)  I'll just have a lot of tomatoes to cook with, give away, make sauces, maybe can some, etc.  I planted three Martian Giants, three Peron Sprayless,two Chadwick Cherries and one Genovese.  Here is a link to a prior post on my blog, describing these tomatoes.

So we'll see how these tomato plants fare through this coming summer.  And you can bet, I'll keep you posted!


  1. You tomato plants are beautiful! I have mine in the ground but I did not try starting them from seed this year. Although, I do have a volunteer from last year. :)

    The rain WAS wonderful! Just wish there had been a little more...

  2. Yeah! Rain! Wonderful! Your rock beds are so gorgeous! You are a rock star veggie gardener because you don't cheat and buy the tomato plants! Way to go!

  3. Yes, Christy, the rain was wonderful and we are so thankful for it...but we could use more. The tomatoes are looking really I just have to make sure they continue growing and produce!

    Thanks, Kelsey. I've put an enormous amount of work into my garden and these beds in the past few years. I'm thrilled they are doing so well. For my first experience growing tomatoes from seeds, I'm pretty happy with the progress so far...but we'll see what the hot summer brings. But as gardeners, we are always optimistic, right? :)

  4. Oh, yeah! I have a go get her attitude too! I am on your site so I can check your recipes for my grocery list today. I will let you know how I do! Thanks - Kelsey

  5. It was wonderful! Thank you very much for the recipe! See here:

  6. Thanks Kelsey! I'm so happy you tried it :) I left you a comment too.