Thursday, May 08, 2008

So Shabby Pink - There be tomatoes!

I used to live in the country a long time ago. Remind me to post the picture of horse manure being shoveled into my old garden.....

So, living in the city now creates the challenge of where to plant things! I like growing vegetables the most. I used to grow things just to see what they looked like. Did you know that the okra plant has the most GORGEOUS flower you have ever seen? I envy those of you with big garden space.

Anyway, fresh home grown tomatoes are just the best so I am trying two types this year in big pots on the patio. Look! Little tomatoes already!

We are in south Texas and it's already 90 degrees on some days. Tomatoes like south Texas.

Wow! Aren't they cute?

We have this HUGE Arizona Ash tree in the backyard so sunshine is hard to find. The canopy fills the entire yard. The tomatoes in the big pots are portable so this will work out just fine.

Squirrels. That's the next challenge. I have already bought the chicken wire. I obviously am not growing our own tomatoes to save money. After the plants, the pots, the dirt and the chicken wire, they are definately not money savers, however, they are sure going to taste good!

Hope all had a good day,


5 comments: said...

I have to agree that home grown veggies are not cheap! but worth every extra penny that goes into them

Jillian said...

Hi Peggy! Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my new online store, Bella Rosa Antiques!

I also see you have started a new venture, as well. CONGRATULATIONS!

Plus, I wanted to tell you how much I LOVE tomatoes and have started my own patio tomato garden. I'm sure you'll have lots of tomatoes way before I do. I'll have to take a pic of my little teeny plants. :-)

Thanks again.


Jacki said...

There is nothing like a home grown tomato! That's mainly what I have in my garden. You may actually be saving money even with all your expenditures - have you priced them at the store lately?!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I hope your tomatoes grow big, ripe and juicy! I know what you mean about not growing them to save money...after having to buy potting soil, clay buster and cages I figure my tomatoes will cost about $10 each -lol.

GardenGoose said...

here's hoping that the tomato plants give you a bumper crop this year.I too am in the city..but we have a pretty good sized garden..thanks to my husbands love of the tiller..ha.
about a quarter of our large backyard is now garden area.
anyhow..stopping by to say "howdy" hope you have a terrific week.