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I ran away from teaching to the country to grow veggies. There are also some chooks and a pair of troublesome goats who were so much trouble they had to go! My simple green life isn't always as simple or as green as I'd like...but I keep trying!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

First real tomatoes

These are the first real tomatoes of the season for us...apart from that ugly one I posted about a few days ago.  These are Burke's Backyard Best Italian Tomatoes.

The Grosse Lisse have some fruit as do the Mortgage Busters and the Mixed Heirloom...but none near ripe yet.  Hopefully, the tomato season will be late but long and abundant.  

And what about this beauty?  It looks like an exotic, tropical bloom...but it is an eggplant.  When you look closely at the flower you can tell that it is a relative of the tomato.


  1. That's a beautiful eggplant flower photo Hazel, just lovely with the light showing through the leaves.

    I spoke to a tomato man at the markets last month and he told me in Brisbane to start planting tomatoes in March, they grow very well here in the cooler months and do pretty badly in summer. I remember you being surprised at my winter tomatoes last year :)

    I can't wait to have them again, enjoy yours!

  2. mmm mmm mmmm.......nothing like a home grown tomatoe taste.

  3. AT LAST!!!! Congratulations on your first real tomato harvest for the season. (Your huge fugly one does not really count) They look lovely, and will look even better in a salad...or on bruschetta with some fresh basil and olive oil....or at my place :D They can pep talk my super-green tomatoes into action!

  4. OOOooh! I know the excitement 'cos I just discovered a couple of orangey nearly red ones on my own plants this morning! Yay! Your eggplants are ahead of mine - I don't remember flowers like that on mine last year. Beautiful.

  5. JEALOUS! Mine are as green as the stems they grow on.

  6. Home grown tomatoes are absolutely incomparable. I like to oven dry the extras.

  7. Yes, those tomatoes look "real" - not like the smooth, regular, uniform-shaped (and bland) ones you find in the supermarkets. They have character.
    I have just got some seeds for "Rainbow Brandywine", a collection of beefsteak toms in 5 different colours. Hope they will be good.

  8. Ohhh, those tomatoes look so good. You have a lovely blog, Hazel.


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