Sunday, August 17, 2008

Attack of the killer cherry tomato.

The tomatoes in our garden, while producing nice ripe tomatoes, look kind of sickly. Probably the weird weather we've had this summer and the very wet start. But up next to our house, in an 18" pot, we planted a Sweet 100 cherry tomato. And it has thrived. What is in that "Organic" Miracle Gro Potting Soil anyway?

huge cherry tomato

It's a behemouth. Yes, that it one little plant. Yes, it rounds a corner. Yes, we have had to place stakes in the yarn and the beds and the pot. We have more cherry tomatoes than we can eat, so I've been slow roasting them with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper and freezing. I think they'll be good this winter. I hope.

2 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Bonnie D. said...

My tomato plants look sickly this year, too. I think it's due to the cool and somewhat rainy start. I am just started to get some tomatoes to ripen - a good 3 weeks later than normal.

I have a good recipe for a roasted tomato pasta sauce if you're interested. It takes a ton of tomatoes (which sounds like it won't be a problem for you!) but it's SOOOO flavorful. Email me if you're interested.

Knittripps said...

I have a lot of cherries this year too. I've been looking for something to do with all the extras. I don't know how much longer I can keep eating them for lunch!

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