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Tasty Tomatoes From The Container Garden
The succulent tomatoes are ripening in the container garden. Tonight I picked three to slice up and eat with our tacos, and I must say the flavor was divine. There is no way you can get tomatoes this tasty at the store, so I definitely recommend growing your own organic tomatoes. All you need to start a container garden are containers and potting soil. You can even use miracle grow if you want to give your tomato plants a jump start or opt for a natural potting mix with peat moss The key to container gardening is to just buy a few plants you know you will enjoy rather than buying ones you do not really care for. I love most vegetables, but tomatoes happen to be one of my favorites. Thus, I decided to plant several tomato plants in my container garden, which means I am now enjoying many ripe tomatoes.
When I was gardening the other day, I happened to see a bird trying to make a cat move by squawking and flying back and forth. You never know what you will see outside when you garden on your patio. Gardening is quite an adventure because it allows people to spend time outside, and we really should all be doing more of this.
I get so excited as I am waiting to pick my red tomatoes waiting for me on the vines of my beloved plants. Honestly, I never thought I would love container gardening this much, but I actually look forward to seeing the little tomato plants each day.
Watching the tomatoes grow on the vine is quite exciting. I am even more pleased when each tomato begins to turn red. Large tomatoes are great on sandwiches, so gardening can help you plan the weekly menu.
I love the shape of the early girl tomato above, even if it has yet to turn red. The tomato looks quite divine when viewed from this particular angle. Some people only like big tomatoes, or little tomatoes, but sometimes a medium sized tomato is the best. The tomato is somewhere in the middle, and will taste great in a salad.
In the group of three tomatoes pictured here, the one on the right is beginning to turn red. There is something very satisfying about a tomato beginning to turn red. Some people enjoy eating tomatoes partially red,but I like to let the tomatoes sit on the vine so these become completely red. A ripe tomato just tastes better.
A red early girl tomato hiding behind the green ones. Early girl tomatoes taste divine when sliced up with salads.
Watching the tomatoes turn red is very enjoyable, and I have already used a few in salads.
If you are an organic container gardener like me, you will have to periodically check your tomato plants for worms. I have caught a few this summer, which I promptly throw into the trash.
Gardening can also be inspiration for a photo essay on tomatoes.
I was very excited to pick the first beef steak tomato, and it is waiting to be used in sandwiches and salads. The light reflecting off the tomato makes it look inviting, and makes me dream of more tomatoes to come.
There are plenty more tomatoes turning red on my plants, so I have more delectable fruit to look forward to in the weeks to come. Yes, I know we consider tomatoes to be a vegetable, but they are really classified as a fruit. Actually, home grown tomatoes are very sweet, and I recommend eating one every day. So much better than drinking sugary soda. If you really want a sweet drink, I recommend drinking some lovely fresh squeezed orange juice along with a garden salad.