garden : first tomatoes


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the first tomatoes from our tiny garden this year are little cherry 500s. we're usually late bloomers because we buy the small $2 plants, but this year we weren't playing around. we bought the $6 plants! someone is going to be very happy when he gets home today. he'd only be happier if i made dinner. you never know, stranger things have happened. i do know that i'll have some photos from the edible garden display at the new york botanical garden later this week.

xo, cindy

22 comments:

Candi said...

Aren't cherry tomatoes off the vine the best? Our large tomatoes are still green, but the small cherry tomatoes are doing so well. I can't stop munching on them!

Hi from your niece, Lucy :)

Krissy said...

They're gorgeous!! We grew cherry tomatoes last year. They were no match for my black thumb- only ended up with a handful... but this year we went for the big guys and I'm happy to say my black thumb is loosing badly :)

Lauren Ashley said...

Those look gorgeous!!
I'll miss my garden this year. Moved and couldn't plant one!

cindy : quaint said...

candi - scott usually eats them before he even gets home from picking them!
krissy - sometimes, bigger is better! your black thumb is hereby banished ;).
lauren - we have a small plot in a community garden - 7'x11'. maybe, there's one in your neighborhood?

in another lifetime said...

those tomatoes look great. I love them with pecorino romano cheese and olive oil...mmmm

Lisa said...

Who needs to cook dinner when you can gorge on these beauties ? :)

suzanne cabrera said...

Yum...I like In Another Lifetime's idea. They look delicious!!!!

courtney said...

These are such sweet little tomatoes! I planted the $2 ones this year so I suppose I have a little while to wait still.

cindy : quaint said...

we would be happy with the $2 variety, but became competitive because we were surrounded by giants in other people's gardens!

i love the recipe, super-simple and works for just a few. thank you!

Michelle Brunner said...

Fantastic! I love homegrown vegetables...they always taste better! These tomatoes look perfect for a caprice salad:)

erin said...

yum! i snacked on cherry tomatoes all day long today! yours look beautiful!

Joyce said...

Cindy your tomoatoes look perfect! Isn't it fun to watch things grow?! xoxo

omami said...

they look so cute, I guess they are very tastefull!

julie king said...

good for you! this is the first year in many years that we didn't plant cherry tomatoes in a pot on our patio. we just got too busy, i guess. we lucked out, though. a volunteer tomato plant came up in the back flower garden and has tons of green tomatoes on it! yeah!

Lizzy said...

I love home grown tomatoes :)

Joanna Goddard said...

yum, they look beautiful. also, good news! you won the giveaway on my blog for the susannah conway photo. just email me with the photo you'd like and your mailing address. thank you so much!! joannaxoxo (joanna_goddard at yahoo dot com)

mary said...

Oh, awesome! I'm still waiting for the ones on our little plant to ripen. I put together (store-bought) tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella yesterday for guests and it reminded me how you just can't beat fresh, home-grown tomatoes.

L'Atelier said...

they look soooooo yummie!
enjoy them!

Kelly C. said...

those are gorgeous-looking tomatoes {and peonies}, dear! ours are nowhere near ripe, but i'm not giving up hope!
*)
also, thank you so so much for mentioning my new shop! it's been an exciting week {i have more crazy news on the way!!}.
all good things, k.

please sir said...

Some of my tomatoes just came in too and I'm so excited!!!

aimee said...

PERFECT picture. just perfect.

wild child said...

Oh my goodness - congratulations! Those adorable little tomatoes look absolutely delish - and I think they're the shiniest tomatoes I've ever seen! Way to go, splurging on the $6 plants! Love the photo of them with the pretty peonies!

Meg :)