best tomato season ever

July 8, 2015

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One plant is producing some pretty large tomatoes; it’s the biggest tomato we’ve ever had success growing! You can see how large it is next to the quarter, and then again right in front of Glow’s head. It weighed in at 1 pound 11 ounces!

I love tomato season! I always have a plate full of caprese salad ready to go. How are your tomatoes doing this summer?


7 comments on “best tomato season ever”

  • Jessica G. says:

    That huge tomato is awesome! I am always inspired by your garden. Mine is small, as I have only been going at it for a couple years, but I am slowly learning and expanding. This year I only did one tomato plant, but it has yielded quite the crop.

  • Kamilah says:

    What fertilizers are you using, they look awesome!

  • Anne says:

    Everyone is saying that! I’m so mad that I didn’t plant any this year. 🙁 At least I have generous friends who are sharing their bounty.

  • Ali says:

    I have a bunch of green tomatoes but they won’t ripen! Its been too cold up here in Northern Cali!

  • Katie says:

    wow, that huge tomato is incredible, looks like you’ve had a great season! I’m sorry to say that my tomatoes haven’t done well this year, but the plants are still young – and there’s always next year! 🙂

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