Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wheelie Wednesday - Tomatoes

Hi everyone.  It's me, Autumn!
Guess what we picked in our garden today?
These are all heirloom tomatoes. 
We weren't even sure that we were going to have a garden this year because of the Crump barn project.  It takes up so much of mom and dad's time but dad insisted on planting a dozen or so plants.  Unfortunately, we didn't buy seeds and we planted plants that our friend Lauren gave us and our friend Suzanne gave us and we sorta don't know what variety they are. 

One year we grew heart tomatoes but this isn't a heart tomato, although it does look like one!
These "heart" tomatoes have mottling on them and dad says they are very sweet. 
Mom calls this one a smokey tomato and dad insists that this one is a Cherokee Purple!
Not sure what this huge yellowish one is either but we like its pretty color!
The ones in this basket are Fourth of July tomatoes.  We will always grow 4th's! They are always the first ones to turn red in the garden and the last ones to go  once the frost hits!  These plants keep on going - like the energizer bunny - they just never quit!
I'm thinking that we'll be eating salads every night for the rest of the summer!  yummmmmmmmmmm

See you all next Wednesday!


The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

We got our first tomatoes yesterday too!! But Merry Ann Bright didn't get to help - we've got to get that girl out more!

Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Ruairi

Sam said...

Mom loves tomatoes. She tried to grow to varietys this year, and all the tomatoes came out smaller than dimes. She was so disappointed!


Penny and Patches said...

Oooooo! You have such pretty tomatoes! Our mom planted 2 yellow tomato plants in pots, on our deck. They started out really well, but then the heat really slowed them down. It looks like they have quit growing completely, but Mom keeps watering and babying them in hopes of a few more tomatoes before they die completely!


Penny & Patches

Gus said...

Yummy. I can almost smell them from here!


Mack said...

Mom says her mouth is watering! I have never tried a tomato. It is on my to-do list.


Toffee said...

Those tomatoes look delicious Autumn! Now I can see your secret to staying young and vibrant!

take care!

Life with 5 dogs said...

What nice Tomatoes Autumn! Are you going to make fresh sauce with all those tomatoes? Have a great Day
Your Friends at

George the Lad said...

Gosh those are big toms, and what's this about the energizer bunny!! I'd like to meet one of them and see who quits first!
See Yea George xxx

Wyatt said...

Maggie and Mitch-
You dogs are so lucky! No one in Portland has tomatoes yet, just Cherry Tomatoes. It has been too cold. Maybe this weekend, it's going to be 90 again!


The Army of Four said...

Because of our wicked weather this year, local tomatoes are reaaaaaallllllllly bad. Yours look incredible! Mom would like to come over, please! :)
Tail wags,

Rudy said...

Oh those look beautiful and delicous!! Tried getting some tomatoes at the farmers market, and they were all tiny and split. this 100 degree isn't doing them any favors :(

Bocci said...

Yum! We love tomatoes-got a few growing too, but no heirloom...
My Parental Unit says there's nothin' like a tomato salad with just olive oil, salt, pepper, and lots of fresh Italian parsley-we can hardly wait!

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Mom is drooling drooling drooling!

Those are beaWOOtiful!

The heart one is akhtually almost too pretty to slice!


Samantha said...

Sounds and looks so beautifully yummy, yummy, yummy!!! You lucky girls to have those for the rest of the summer! The compositions in the pictures are just so pretty - thanks Autumn, for making such perfectly lovely posts!
Hugs xoxoxo
Sammie and crew

Pies Placek said...

Great pics. Great dogs. I love you.
Greetings from Poland.

Nelly said...

Those are amazing tomatoes Autumn. Mummy has some growing in her greenhouse as well but they are much smaller! We love your heart shaped tomato!
Nelly x

Little Miss Jada Kiss said...

Those tomatoes are beautiful! Especially like the heart-shaped one! Mommy's not really a green thumb but always wanted to try the tomatoes that grow upside down, like on the infomercial!

Yes, I have quite a tan but surprisingly no tan lines from my bikini ;) Thanks for the comments on my blog!

Benny and Lily said...

Oh Autumn you sure do have a green paw...
Benny & Lily

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Those tomatoes look so delicious!! Enjoy!! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly

scotsmad said...

In the first picture, we thought you were riding on tomatoes, instead of pumpkins. Silly us. Lots of different kinds...enjoy.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

mmm no matter what kind they are they sure look yummy...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Tofu Burger said...

Those are lip smackin delicious looking! Maggie will you get a nibble of the heart tomato?

Our spring and summer were too wet this year, not much fruit at all.


Eric said...

They look dogalicious and very tasy with some mozzarella.

I love the airedale quilt, Mom's blocks are fab, she must of modelled them on you two!

Wiry love Eric xx

Homer said...

Hmmm...tomatoes. I love 'em. I helped Missus to grow some. They turn out great! Is your mom going to make some nice salsa sauce?


Remington said...

Yummy! You sure have lots to eat! Beth told me to tell you that the quilt you showed yesterday is BEAUTIFUL! Bravo!

Matilda said...

Hi Maggie and Mitch!
Wow, interesting shapes and colors!
I love tomatoes,too!

Koobuss said...

Yum... Boy, they look so good. Looks like all this heat is good for something. Enjoy!

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Lorenza said...

You have lots of kinds of tomatoes!
I had never seen many of them!
The ones we have here a just round and red!
Kisses and hugs

Teddy Bear said...

THose look pawesome! We know how excited your pawrents must be at their first tomato harvest.:)

Teddy Bear

Inky and Molly said...

You're right. That's a different sort of harvest all together.

Martha and Bailey said...

Salads are good! We love home grown tomatoes but have none this year - yours looked yummy!
Martha and Bailey xx

Mango said...

So many tomatoes! Makes momma wish she had not been too lazy to plant a garden this year. Maybe next year. We are inspired!