Groving a garden | Tomato

365|7aug2011|vegetable [orginal]

This summer I really want to grow some tomatoes. I guess I have to start soon. I remember growing a few, many summers ago. Just having them in cheep plastic buckets that I had made holes in the bottom of. It was not all that pretty. But practical. And it was so fun looking for new growth and in the end eat delicious home grown tomatoes. So much better than anything store bought. For sure!

The only way to make sure I’ll do it is to start. So I have found the old buckets. Made plans to buy a few more. And now the seeds are going in the dirt one of these days. It’s crazy to think that last time I actually did plant my own tomato plants was several years before MT came into my life.

eating tomato soup

The photo above is from MT’s very first taste of home made tomato soup (he was a month shy of 3 years old). He was not so sure about it at first, but over the years he’s fallen in love with the red delicious fruit (or is it a vegetable?!) with so many uses.

Maybe this is the year were MT learns how to make his very own ketchup?!

Grow tomatoes, grow!

Wish me good look with the garden growing (if only on a tiny small scale) – and if you have any favorite recipes or guides to how best to grow tomatoes –> please do share!

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  1. Aimee

    Yum-I LOVE homegrown tomatoes:) I like to grow pear, cherry and early girl tomatoes. I have never started with seeds; I buy seedlings and then plant them in big planters with a wire cage to support the vines. I use a planting mix–I like the one that comes with a organic type fertilizer in it…but I sometimes get the cheapest planting mix available. We put ours on the east deck, but now that we put up a patio overhang I might have to pick a different location to get enough sun. The reason I grow them near the house, even though we have more than 1/2 acre, is because I HATE snakes…and so far I haven’t found one on our decks:)
    Do you have snakes in Norway? How long is your growing season?

    PS: Now you have me dreaming of sun ripened tomatoes….mmmm.

    1. anneberit

      Thanks for all good advices, I guess starting with seedling would be the smart thing to do, but we’ll see how it goes I can buy seedlings in early June if the ones I’ve grown doesn’t survive 😉

      I don’t like snakes either. We have only one semi-dangerous one, though.

      Our growing season is not so long, but if I’m lucky we can have the plants out from early June to early September (and that is not too bad!). I lived in the mountain a few years ago and then we had frost nights every month making it kind of hard to grow a lot of things….


      1. Aimee

        I start with seedlings because it is easier with our house set up…lots of people use seeds. You’ll be fine:)
        Blessings, Aimee

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