Wednesday, June 24, 2009

We have tomatoes!

There was a lot of squealing going on at Chez Jo yesterday. It started in the morning when I saw this through the sunroom window:

Tumbling  Tom with tomatoes!

We have tomatoes! This is my Tumbling Tom tomato plant that I was worried was going to die because the leave changed from a young healthy lime-green colour to grey-green. It doesn't seem to have affected the plants fruit-producing ability. Andrew wonders if this is the plant's natural state because while looking a sickly grey-green, the leaves are healthy.

Here's a close up of one of the tomatoes:

Cherry tomato


I wasn't able to go out and take pictures until much later in the afternoon, and while checking out my other plants, I saw this and screamed:

Cucumber plant

See it? Here's a close up:

Cucumber close up

It's a baby cucumber! I've never tried growing cucumbers before, and I am so chuffed that they are growing so well! (And that the recent rains hadn't washed everything away!)


Beverly said...

I can't wait for some coworkers to have extra tomatoes to bring to work. I don't have my own garden so I have to rely on others.

Bezzie said...

YOur baby cukes are bigger than mine. I think the lack of sunshine isn't helping them.

Batty said...

That's awesome! Home-grown tomatoes are the best.

Zonda said...

You almost have a salad :) Nothing better than fresh cukes off the vine. Of course my in-laws supply mine :)

Lee said...

I'm officially jealous. Our tomaters got beat up in the hail. Only one has any fruit at all—and they're small.