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

Monday, July 26, 2010

Tomato Harvest

 I am posting these pictures to share with our friend Jason and anyone else interested in our harvest.  Jason is the wonderful guy we get our perfect eggs from.

The first picture shows our harvest of two days, on July 21st.  The second picture is after giving some away, adding more and after I used a bunch of the Roma tomatoes for sauce; which I will be posting to my blog tomorrow with step by step instructions for roasting and freezing for winter sauce.

The third picture is just a close-up of some of the red cherry, red plum and yellow plum tomatoes we have been harvesting daily.  I pick about 4 to 6 cups of these each day!

I covered the table with long lengths of paper towel.
42 inch round table, I was standing on a chair with the camera at the ceiling! 

the harvest changes daily

One two cup bowl and one 4 quart bowl


  1. A fabulous harvest! With those perfect eggs from Jason, and a smidge of fresh garden basil, maybe a touch of feta, you could make a wonderfully sweet and flavorful summer frittata or quiche!

  2. Wow amazing harvest! How many Tomato plants do you have? Did you grow from seed? Mine is taking forever! I started in February from seeds and now finally have fruits but waiting to ripen. Our climate and elevation here in the mountains might be affecting everything? I can't wait! I'm excited to see your recipe on tomato sauce because I've been wanting to make it from scratch for so long. I've seen some recipes online and also want to change it a bit. We also love salsa so I'm excited for Tomato harvest!

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  4. Clare, what a perfect idea. I am getting a dozen from Jason today. Sounds like dinner is planned! Thank you for the idea.

  5. Priscilla,
    I planted 23 or 24 plants. Some, like the Green Zebra are still not ready. I did pick one yesterday, but they need a little more time. The heirloom's that I have ripe now are Carbon Black Salad, Dr. Lyle( pink beefsteak), Erica D'Austrailia, Debarao and Victoria (both plum/paste tomatoes). I also am very impressed with a hybrid named Estivia. Ronde De Nice is a good size purple pink color and Cherokee purple both are doing well. Brandywine, I am disappointed in agan this year. Just not producing like it did a few years ago.

    I grew these all from plants that I purchased at a local country store called Hawthorne Country Store. They always have a huge selection the first week in March. I generally set them out then. Seeds just take so long, but I have planted Green Zebra from seed this year; the plants are behind the others and are only about 2 feet tall. As long as the weather stays good I think it will still have plenty of time to give us a good crop.

  6. Holy Tomatoes! What a spectacular sight! Congratulations on your bounty, Carla!


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