Tuesday, September 11, 2007

My little tomato

I'm thrilled! Thrilled, thrilled, thrilled! I've grown my very first tomato plant - and my very first tomato plant has ripened its (my) very first tomato, with more waiting in the wings to take their share of the limelight!


Hiding rather shyly in the foliage

But for now... here are some photos of the Little Red Tomato That Could... and the Little Green Tomatoes That Also Can! I'm so pleased that I havent managed to kill the plant - neither with kindness nor through neglect. Even my 6 beautful rose bushes are thriving, and my bay trees and mint and basil and oregano and parsley as well... maybe, just maybe, my black fingers are turning a wee bit green...

But for now, here are the photos!

Photos of: My little tomatoes



My Little Beauty - close-up


More little ones on the way


And some more...


And some more still...!

17 comments:

Siri said...

Hey Shyamala,

Your Little Tomato is soo cute.. and red ripenned... so, wat are u planning cook with your very tomato..:D

Shyam said...

Siri: I'll have to think about it :D Probably eat it with some salt... it's only a small tomato, cant do much else with it!

Gini said...

They look rather cute. Are herb pics coming soon?

Arundati Rao said...

hey shyam, i have 6 tiny tomato saplings in a pot....all because of pouring the water in which veggies were washed....i'm wondering if i should transplant / separate them....should i?? your tomatoes look so pretty, am excited for mine suddenly!! that is if i dont manage to kill them off!!

Shyam said...

Gini: herb pix? Didnt think of it, but I guess I could post some pix of those too! :)

Arundati: Good luck with your tomatoes too! It might be a good idea to transplant them, because my one little tomato plant (started out 6" tall) is now nearly 6 feet tall! :)

Nupur said...

Well, congratulations, proud tomato mama :) I can just imagine how excited you are! They do look adorable.

Tee said...

beautiful tomato! The joy of growing your own vegetables is simply amazing :)

shyam said...

Nupur: LOL :D "Proud tomato mama" - I like that! :D

Shyam said...

Tee: I'm hoping to grow more things next year. Wish me luck :)

Priya Dilip said...

Glad for you... it must be an amazing feeling , bringing you all smiles when u saw ur first tomato going Red...wishing u luck to grow more things next year. :)

Prema Sundar said...

Tomato looks beautiful... I know how happy you feel when we get a fruit or vegetable from your own garden.

bee said...

does the little cutie have a name?

evolvingtastes said...

The first ones are so delightful, aren't they - we take pictures, talk about them and even talk to them. :-) I had several tomato plants last year and had a real blast cooking with them. This year I was busy with other things and had to sadly abandon gardening.

Congratulations, and looking forward to see more.

Raaga said...

never been much of a gardener... but your little one looks so cute :-)

Padmaja said...

Shyamala!!
Those tomatoes are an absolute delight to the eyes!! Picking fruit and veg from our own garden is soemthing worth doing right??

shyam said...

Priya: Thanks, I need all the luck going! :)

Prema: Yep, I'm only now beginning to find out. It's such fun!

Bee: Hahaha. :D No, it doesnt have a name. Once you name something, it gets personalised and then you cant eat it (or harvest it) :)

Evolvingtastes: I've stopped short of talking to them, but I'm doing well on talking ABOUT them! :D

Raaga: My first successful effort, this :)

Padmaja: It absolutely is! I've only grown herbs so far, but next year I hope to be more adventurous :)

Linda said...

Oooh!! Shammi, those tomatoes look fantabulous!!! I'm so happy for you :):) Just beautiful!! That first little red baby brings such a sense of satisfaction, doesn't it :) Enjoy!!!