"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."
Robert Louis Stevenson

Friday, May 14, 2010

Tomato Update, Kale and a few more goodies!

I am posting some pictures to keep my blog up to date on the tomato growth.  I also picked a nice basket of Kale yesterday.  Beans and Greens for dinner last night.  A little olive oil from Olive California (see link on my blog) and some fresh garlic, it was perfect!

The tomatoes are about 3 feet tall now.  Kale is finished; the weather will be getting too warm so I pulled up the roots and will plant some more Basil this weekend.  I also planted some more Straight Eight Cucumbers, more Zucchini, Patty Pan and Crook Neck Squash.  I still have a little more room and will plant some more Onion Sets and maybe some more Beets.

Red Onion and White Onions almost ready for picking. This is the first year I am growing these to full size.  I usually grow them for spring onions.

Salad Tomato should be ready in 45 days

Last of the lettuce and the Shallots are growing nicely.  Small patch of Pea Pods still growing; just about too warm for these but maybe I will get a few more.  Still harvesting Spring Onions along the side and some Cilantro, although this is bolting so it will be finished soon.

More Cherry Tomatoes, I think this one is a Purple Grape and a Orange Cherry

Two Cherry Tomatoes, one Yellow Pear and one Red Pear

A German Johnson Tomato, Early Girl and a Tomatillo Plant

More Onions, yellow and white

Not sure what these two are, but I wanted to try these red cages.  I have heard that red makes for more tomatoes.  We will see.

Nice batch of Kale I picked yesterday

and because I know my husband will be showing this post to his co-workers, I am including a few cacti and succulents for him.  Bragging rights go to Tony.


  1. Hi Carla, a lovely post with all the beautiful, healthy vegetables and the fantastic cacti flowers. Love all the tomatoes. We grow mainly, Roma, like the Marzano tomatoes which really grows well here also over winter. Also a small kind but not the cherry tomato. They do extremely well and I can always freeze many as well. I just received some Kale seedling from my daughter. They will go in now and do well over the winter month. Cilantro grows here as well in the cooler month. It is a pleasure to see your efforts in your vegetable garden. the "stuff" that keeps us healthy.

  2. A splendid display of plants. I envy the wooden structure, some form of trellis I imagine. Good luck to the tomatoes in a month time... And our new tomato plants are gaining height now...

  3. Titania, thank you for stopping by. I can hardly wait to pick the first tomato. I think this is my favorite summer fruit/veggie. I planted a lot of cherry varieties to munch on while I work in the garden.

  4. Bangchik,
    We made the garden frame this year for the first time. I like the way it is working out so far. I do however think I should have added one more brace across the center, but will just tie them up if needed.

  5. Oh my, look at all your fabulous veggies! The kale looks wonderful, and I bet it tasted great too! I'm so excited that some of our tomatoes are blooming, even though I know fruit is a way off yet, but I can't wait for tomato season!

  6. that kale looks great- wonder how you cook it...? I usually just saute it with some broth. I too cannot WAIT for tomato season! Feeling very ansty for it to come. Thanks for the tour of your veggies!


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