Monday, August 19, 2013

Green, green, green...and purple!

And that pretty much sums up the current state of the garden - the green part - with the occasional handful of cherry tomatoes when they're ripe enough to pick. I can't say I'm shocked that a month has already passed since the last post, but summer seems to have flown by much faster with me having less to fiddle with in the garden. Just as well (the less work part), because we took off for Provence at peak season and saw acres and acres of lavender fields wherever we went. Hence, the video included at the end.

Despite their greenness, Ananas Noire and Cherokee Purple are sizing up beautifully. I tried growing Tumbling Tom Red for the first time this year, and the 2 red tomatoes in the photo will be the first to get picked and tasted. I realized too late that this is a determinate plant and got rid of the suckers early on because they were getting very unruly.


Ananas Noire


Cherokee Purple


Tumbling Tom Red

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  1. Looks like my tomatoes, lots of green. What a beautiful field of lavender. Was it fragrant?

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    1. Incredibly fragrant, and if I had thought to ask my husband to turn off the car, the sounds of the cigale would've been much easier to hear.

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  2. I can just imagine those tomatoes in a few weeks, yum! Makes me want to try to grow a few full sized beauties again. Maybe next year... Hope you got to taste some authentic lavender honey while you were in Provence, Rowena. I hear it's incredible! Love your new background ; )

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    1. Yes I did get to taste the lavender honey (yum!) but did not bring any back home. Provence was incredible!

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  3. Your tomatoes are sizing up nicely! I hope it's red red red soon!! =0)

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    1. We shall see about that as now some of them are falling off the vine??? I'm not overwatering them and can only guess that it's due to the strong winds that we had recently. Fried green tomatoes on the menu....

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    2. Sorry you lost some but there ain't nothin wrong with fried green tomatoes!! =0)

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  4. Hi Rowena, your tomatoes are coming along well, are these the ones in pots along your wall? hope its lot to long until your enjoying them. Mmm your trip to Provence has made me turn a little green.........so beautiful !!!

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    1. Oh no, the ones in the pots aren't doing as well and my only guess is that I overwatered (in compensation for them just about drying out while we were on vacation). I've come to the conclusion that if you can't install an irrigation system for potted plants on the terrace, then you may as well forget about terrace gardening!

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