Thursday, February 28, 2008

Tiny Green Babies: First Up!

Today as I was obsessively checking my seedlings, I saw this:
First tomato seedling up! It's a Pineapple tomato.

"A what?" You ask.

It's an heirloom tomato. One day it will have fruit that look like this (IhopeIhopeIhope!):
Image from Where they say:
An heirloom garden favorite that grows to 2 lbs. This bi-colored, slightly flattened, yellow beefsteak has a red blushing and streaks on the outside. It's yellow interior contains few seeds and a red star-burst in the center. Taste is wonderfully mild with tropical fruity-sweet flavors. This is a show stopper!
Yum. Go on, tell me you're not hungry now?

I also have these popping up as well:

Which one day will look like this:
Image from here by Garden Stuff.

BTW, for those of you counting, that was four days for the tomato seed and three days for the basil seed to germinate. Yowsa! Did I mention the green thumb? Did I mention the passion, nay obsession!, with gardening?

All we need now is some buffalo mozzarella cheese, a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, a sprinkle of sea salt and cracked pepper and we've got Caprese Salad! You can see a lovely picture of a complete salad here.

Summer can't come fast enough.


Missy said...

You said it sister! And summer can't come fast enough for more reasons than just tomatoes. No more snow, no more cold. NO MORE FLU SEASON.

I am going to get out my shorts just to be encouraging to mother nature.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

how exciting! i didn't realize you could start growing seedlings outside already. how will you protect them from future snow?
i did a bit of container gardening last year, but hope to get a small garden in the ground this year (if my dogs don't demolish it).

Woman with a Hatchet said...

Oh no, these little babies are INside. Under lights, in my livingroom. Tomatoes wouldn't survive outside.

Now, if you started some lettuce and other cold weather crops and covered them with a fleece row cover, that would work, right now, here in the Foothills. I have no snow over here and it's 60 degrees right now.

Missy: we haven't been hit by flu season so bad, so I didn't even think about that. Sorry you're having a tough time in KS! Y'all should come visit!

Valerie said...

Plants, plants, plants! I needs them!

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