FIRST Tomatoes of the Season - so Yummy!!!

United States
April 21, 2010 6:25pm CST
I had planted one of the topsy turvy planters a few weeks back and I'm very happy to say the product is great! I got my first batch of tomatoes and they were so yummy! I had planted some Roma and some Cherry tomatoes and the Cherry ones really are coming along well. There were a welcome addition to my salad and the Roma's are going to be ready soon too...now to really start planning some wonderful meals! There is nothing that compares to the Sun warmed taste of a ripe tomatoe that one grew themself! I must say that it was very rewarding and I can see why farmers work so hard and get so much pride out of their crops. Are you growing anything edible this year?
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@cher913 (25893)
• Canada
21 Apr 10
wow where are you to have them already this early? we are in canada and they say you shouldnt plant anything before the may 24 weekend (queen victoria's birthday which is a holiday here) and we generally plant tomatoes and this year, i want to plant a few more herbs too.
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• United States
23 Apr 10
Ah, I should have added that I live in North Carolina and have a Sun room which faces South so that's why I have an early crop! The roma's are coming along but are too small yet. I started my seeds in late December since I didn't know what kind of luck I would have. So far so good. Think I'll have to share some with my neighbors if the cherry tomatoes continue to do so well.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
24 Apr 10
You do have an early batch of tomatoes! I have been wondering about that Topsey Turvy thing. Sounds like it works great. I usually do have a few tomato plants and my b/f loves peppers. He grew some rosemary last year that was great for seasoning too.
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@Thoroughrob (11756)
• United States
22 Apr 10
Congrats, I am glad they are working out for you. I have seen so many that say those planters don't work. I am planting mine in a garden soon. I do tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and cabbage.
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
22 Apr 10
I have been busily planting and planting my garden. I have an area that has 7 different varieties of radishes (I don't eat them but my boyfriend loves them), plus I planted squash, beans, sunflowers, gourds,onions, pumpkins, cantaloupe, spinach, peas, watermelon and spaghetti squash. I also planted a lot of herbs in various pots. I still have a bunch of garlic plants growing up and soon will have fresh garlic. I cut holes in the bottom of a five gallon bucket and that is where I planted my tomato plants (up side down). They did really good last year and this year they are growing like weeds. I couldn't plant them sooner because of the area that I live in, but I am looking forward to tomatoes soon.
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@LaurenInLA (2272)
• United States
22 Apr 10
We sold our house and will be moving into a condo in July so this is the first year that I won't be able to have a garden. Very interested in the topsy turvy planters. I'm going to try to do some container gardening next summer.
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@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Apr 10
hi talleygirl I always wondered if those topsyturvey planters really worked. I am not anywhere where I have any garden space so wondered if this could be done in ones room? Probably not but we have some patios here if I could get permission from the adminstrator here. I could hang one outside.it really sounds so delicious and I so love the taste of real home grown tomatoes. I am living in a retirement center in California for now.