My tomatoes have fruits!

@marguicha (92264)
Chile
December 23, 2011 6:36pm CST
I planted tomato seed this Winter, but did not know how they would come out. I planted 2 kinds of tomatoes: round ones and the bell type ones. The second kind, so good for sauces as they have less seeds, have lots of small gree tomatoes in each plant. I wonder if this kind of tomato could be used to make the green fried tomatoes that you taught me to do last year. So far, the other plant only have blossoms. I hope tomatoes will appear soon. Don´t you love to eat your own produce every year? What did you have last Summer? What are you planning to plant for next season? Share!
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@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
17 Jan 12
I would give anything to have fresh tomatoes again. It has been years since I had any kind of garden as it is hard to plant when you are in an apartment. I might get some pots and plant something next spring, but I really don't know. I will have to wait and see what happens in the coming months.
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@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
17 Jan 12
I have been thinking about selling my house and getting a smaller one, probably rented next Winter, Deb. You know how it is: plans change according to what the doctor says. It seems that the most I can decide now is what I am going to eat today.As for now, my pear shaped tomatoes are getting red.
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
17 Jan 12
I want tomatoes! I just don't want to go and buy them! I hope all goes well for you.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
6 Feb 12
My tomato plants - I took a picture of my tomatos yesterday. They all came out pear tomatoes
Yesterday I took some pictures of the tomato plants. I still wish I had had rount tomatoes but don´t know what happened to those plants.
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• United States
24 Dec 11
It is good that you are trying to grow your vegetables organically so that you d not put poisons on the vegetable or fruits and in your own body. I am buying a house and will be putting in an organic garden so that I can eat fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
26 Dec 11
House grown veggies are so different from the ones you buy at the super that while I had chemo the doctor would only let me eat raw homegrown veggies. They should knw as defenses lower with chemotheraphy.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
27 Dec 11
Your plans sound awesome, oscar. I always loved that kind of life in theory, but I lived in the city all my life. Do keep us informed on your enterprise. Where will you buy your house?
• India
24 Dec 11
Hello marguicha, I am glad your tomatoes are bearing fruit, it is indeed delightful to eat fruits plucked from plants you have grown yourself. This year I got about 12-13 green peppers from a plat I had grown two years back. Actually after the season, I had removed it but somehow one of its stalk remained deep inside the pot and this year it bore fruits again! Apart from that, I now have a few green chillies growing at the moment, some lemon grass and a lot of Basil!
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
I also have enough basil to make pesto to last for the whole year. I have 2 pepper plants from last year and they have tiny fruits. I planted more this year, but they are small. I suppose that they will start bearing in February.
• India
28 Dec 11
Yes I think the peppers need a bit more warmer climate, I hope you get a lot of them! How do you make pesto? And can you make it in larger quantities and store it? I am asking because I have never tried it and I have got a lot of Basil!
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
17 Jan 12
I make a very simple pesto as I also freeze it. I wash and dry basil leaves and place them with garlic cloves and plenty of olive oil in the blender. I freeze that with no air if possible in small plastic bags, zip lock style. When I use them, I add grated cheese (I like reggianito), sometimes ground nuts. You can also add salt then if you want to, but I think that the cheese has enough salt it it.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
seedlings - tomatoe seedlings
Hello marguicha, I also seeded some cherry tomatoes. I just do not know if they will come out great. I am a novice in gardening yet. It is good your plant is already flowering. I still have to wait for sometime for my plants to have their own flowers too!
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
1 Feb 12
I don´t know why I only got the pear shaped tomatoes this year. I planted seeds of both kinds. Next year I will plant only the round ones as I prefer them for salads.
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
2 Feb 12
I planted some cherry tomatoes as well. They look gorgeous but still do not know if they will thrive. You give some if you gather your tomatoe fruits Just knock my door and I am ready to grab them!
@peavey (16487)
• United States
26 Dec 11
Oh, you're making me yearn for summer! I got a couple of seed catalogs and have been drooling over them and now this. I enjoy gardening because I can eat the produce and tomatoes are my favorite of all. Last year was not good for gardening here, but I still got enough tomatoes to make sauce and ate a lot fresh. Any tomato can be used to make fried green tomatoes, as far as I know.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
27 Dec 11
I saw a small round tomato today. It seems it takes them longer to grow than the other kind. There´´s nothing better than to eat tomatoes that are ripe from the plant.
@peavey (16487)
• United States
27 Dec 11
I agree!
@irene66 (1671)
• Philippines
29 Feb 12
Hello marguicha, I also plant tomatoes but it is still flowering. Although, the plant is not as tall as I see in some gardens, they have sturdy trunks. My other plants include "pechay". It also flowered a lot. I will share a photo of it here.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
4 Mar 12
I think that the size of the pplant and even how sturdy it is depends on the variety. This year I had mostly pear shaped tomatoes and I had to help the plants with some sticks. My daughter has the round type nd they were a lot begger and sturdier than mine.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
17 Jan 12
I am not really familiar in making green fried tomatoes. But I did have some tomato plants before and it is really satisfying to harvest and use the fruits of labor. I am planting ampalaya right now as well as red bell pepper. They are still seedlings and I will probably transfer them in separate containers by next week. The good thing here in our country is that you can practically plant anytime of the season since we only have dry season and wet season.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
17 Jan 12
WE can plant many veggies in Winter too as our winters are very mild. But as there is less sunlight in winter, tomatoes are started as seeds in winter under cover but what really flourishes then are lettuce and other green leaves veggies.
@maharlikah (1045)
• Philippines
28 Dec 11
It is always nice to do harvesting our own plants fruit. The fruit of our labor :-) At the backyard I have ampalaya and string beans. It wasn't me who till the land but our neighbor who is inclined in agriculture. I just bought the seeds and help plant the seedlings. Even though it wasn't me who do all the task, the feeling of satisfaction is still there. We just agreed that I can harvest anytime for viand and the excess has been sold by her. She keeps the cash for it is for her as a sort of labor from cleaning our backyard and taking care of the plants.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
28 Dec 11
I don´´t know what ampalaya is. And my string beans were eaten by some bug I could never catch, so I won´t have any. You have a nice arrangement, I can see. But I have just a little piece of soil.
• India
27 Dec 11
We people in Kerala mainly used to plant banana plants which gives us people a lot of banana as fruits. I love planting them as well as I love eating them. I think it is the one of the common fruits which is available in every country with low price. I did not ever planted tomatoes and I am not behind it because it is little bit risky. I don't know whether the climatic as well as the soil nutrients meet it's growth.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
28 Dec 11
In my country we cannot plant bnanas as the climate will not let them grow. But we plant many other fruits and we export many. As for tomatoes, I will have tomatoes even if I have a small plot and know little about gardening. It depends a lot on the climate.
@savypat (20247)
• United States
24 Dec 11
I would think you would want the larger tomatoes for green tomatoe dishes. Let the small ones ripen and use in salad or just eat by hand. I never make a green tomatoe dish until the season is over and I have so many green tomatoes that I know won't ripen. Enjoy
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
I will have to wait anyway, friend, as I am frobidden to eat fried food for now. But I guess I will be able to do it by the end of the season. There´´s a green tomato chutney I can make at the end of the season too. Take care!
@indi15 (883)
• India
24 Dec 11
It really feel so good to see the fruit of your hard work. the products planted by us are healthy, free of chemicals and safe.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
I know they re safe. Last winter, when I was in chemo, the only raw veggies that I could eat were the ones I had planted. I ate lettuce and kale all Winter thanks to my small plot.
@maximax8 (27979)
• United Kingdom
24 Dec 11
Hello my dear friend. I am delighted that are tomato plants have fruits. It seems they have done well and you have chosen two good types of them. When they are ready you will be able to enjoy have tomatoes on your salad and make tomato sauce for pasta. My garden is ornamental. My mom's is for growing strawberries, raspberries beans and peas. Good luck with your garden.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
While in Summer, tomatoes and peppers are easier to grow here. And I´m just a beginner at gardening. If we don´t have tomatoes anymore when you come, I will freeze some tomato paste for a nice tomato soup.
• China
24 Dec 11
Yes i also love to plant vegetable in my roof.I have plant vegetable since two years ago.Firstly the reason that i plant vegetable is that i want to get the health food.As the vegetable we buy in market be pour agricultural chemical.Next time i want to plant cabbage that is delicious.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
I also have sweet and hot peppers. There are other plants tha I have, but don´´t know ywt how they will come out. As for herbs, I don´´t buy parsil, oregano or corainder anymore.
@squallming (1777)
• Malaysia
24 Dec 11
tomatoes huh. It must be nice to see them grow and produce. I do plant some fruits and vegetables around my house. We have rambutans, durians and some vegetables. At this time, the rambutans are producing, we can see that the trees are in red. Not blood though, its the rambutans. Just in case you have not seen one, the inside of rambutans is some white fresh. they tasted nice though.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
I have never seen any of the fruits and veggies you talk about. I live n a country with a mild climate, with rainey (but not so much) Winters and dry Summers. It is easy to grow veggies here. And I´m making apricot jam to give for Christmas from my apricot tree. We are in Summer now, so apricots are ripe.
@mr_pearl (5037)
• India
24 Dec 11
Wow... Eating out what I have raised on my own.. What a lovely idea... Sadly, I can't do it... Here it is possible for only the extremely rich people or for the poor farmers... The middle class people can't do it as they keep working all the time to make a lot of money... I am really tired of being here... I'll relocate to some other country, if I can... Hope God is with me...
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
A couple of veggies in containers are not so much work and they give you alot of pleasure. I don´t think my tomatoes are cheaper than the ones you buy at the super. But the taste of a tomato picked ripe from the plant is entirelly different. Last year, I planted a couple of potatoes in the sacs where I had bought some good soil. The potatoes were two potatoes that had grown and weren´t edible anymore. I had a bowl of new potatoes. I was very proud.
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
24 Dec 11
My parents plant chili in our garden, it's good for our economics.Cause it's prices can be so high, while we can't eat without it.
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
In my country almost all the veggies that can be grown in our climate have a reasonable price if we buy them in season. But I like to grow some of my own because they taste better is you pick them ripe.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
24 Dec 11
Do tomato plants grow in Winter, I thought they had to be planted in the hot weather...
@marguicha (92264)
• Chile
24 Dec 11
You are right. But I live in South America and it is Summer now here. I planted the seeds just at the endof the Winter (July) and transplanted the seedlings when they were about 5 inches tall.
@salonga (27982)
• Philippines
31 Jul 12
Tomatoes! - Planting tomato is fun!
Yes I do love to eat my own produce. It makes me feel really good to eat the fruits of my own garden. Tomatoes are so easy to grow. I never fail to plant them each year because seeing them bearing fruits is such as big delight. Tomatoes are my favorite because they are very rich in vitamin C. I use them in cooking spaghetti instead of canned tomato sauce. It certainly tastes different if you use fresh tomatoes in cooking. I also do love to munch fresh green tomatoes. They are so crunchy and really healthy.
@myfb2009 (8304)
• Malaysia
18 Jan 12
Hi Marg, how is your health now? Hope you are doing fine. By now how is your tomato plants? Do you manage to harvest lots of tomatoes from your tomato plants? So far, my parents only planted the round type tomatoes. By the way, how is the bell type tomatoes look like? Does it taste as delicious as the round ones? Care to share more info about it in here?