Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27 photo of the day

TOMATOES! The first of the season and what a surprise! Washington is not known for tomatoes. That would be my home turf: Jersey. Even though we have a long growing season here, it is cool much of the year. Tomatoes like heat. I have a heat island in my teeny tiny backyard and tomatoes do well there. We usually don't see first tomatoes until mid-August or later. I will still be picking tomatoes in early November if the rains come back gently. These are cherry tomatoes on a plant that is about a foot tall. The other tomatoes are "early girls" and are just starting to flower.

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