We moved these plants to keep them in the sunshine all day long.
And loved eating the fresh and juicy tomatoes they produced.
And in doing so, we both have come to really appreciate freshly picked tomatoes! Is there anything that tastes better?
I have grown a few herbs on the boat over the past several few years but had really forgotten how much I loved to garden and grow our own food and flowers.
That's why, when we decided to move off the boat this year and find an urban flat, we knew we needed either a patio or a balcony where we could have a container garden for herbs and flowers and strawberries and tomatoes.... this week we picked the last of the tomatoes, still green, and put them away in paper bags to ripen.
But, for the past few months, it has been an absolute joy to go outside and pick perfectly ripe tomatoes at will, bring them in to wash them, and then greedily devour them! Succulent, juicy, sweet, and perfectly sumptious tomatoes.
One planter of full size yellow tomatoes and one of red cherry tomatoes.
It was so exciting to see the fruit growing...
and I had quite forgotten we had chosen a yellow variety until they started to ripen.
In our part of the country, yellow tomatoes are quite expensive at the market, so I guess I must have decided to try growing them ourselves when I saw the plants at the garden shop... I honestly cannot recall this - just too much going on at the time I think, with setting up the new apartment, the impending half marathon, and getting the house we were looking after in tidly shape to turn over to the owners. I was quite excited when I realized we were growing yellow tomatoes.... for some reason this variety has virtually no waste... such a small and sweet core with very few seeds. Lovely!
We have enjoyed them on salads.
And it is nice to be able to go out and pick just a few...
to dress up an omelet.
We have so enjoyed getting back to gardening this year, even if on a very small scale, and I can't wait to see what next Spring brings to us.
Here is one of my favorite ways to use and enjoy fresh tomatoes...
Are you a gardener? Flowers or veggies or both?
What is your favorite kind of tomato?