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I used to blog here mostly using local photos about my neighborhood or Washington DC or other places I visited. But I took a break from the blog for a few months and then found myself posting about crafts and sewing projects I have done or are doing. More recently, my spare time is taken up with selling collectibles and things on Ebay as a seller called Mugsim7. Having a lot of fun with it so far! May your days be blessed with miracles, surprises and creativity too!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tomatoes From the Garden

window ledge ripening
hairy stalks!
It's nice to grow tomatoes in your own garden as they taste so different -- much more sharp and tangy -- and of course watching them flower and bud is very interesting. For instance, I had no idea how hairy the tomato stalks are and I assume that's to stop bugs crawling up to get at the flowers or fruit.  Also, the yellow flowers turn out to be very pretty and you can see how the centers become the fruit and how they get that little star shape at the top.  I generally pick mine once they start turning white to yellowish and then finish the ripening process on my kitchen window ledge so as to avoid feeding critters or birds that might spy them glowing in the garden. This year I've had over 30 tomatoes already so we've had super salads, crock pot stewed tomatoes and tomato snacks for a while. They make a great extra snack to pack into lunches to go to work with (with a little salt added!). And once when I had 5 tomatoes all ripe at the same time, I put them on home-made pizza. Such bounty from the Creator!


  1. Mine are still at that greenish white with a slight tint of orange colour...I think its lack of sunshine...they are not nearly ready to bring in yet...Ken accidentally whacked the 2 plants we have with some wet washing, so now we only got 3 tomatoes that are trying to ripen....the trials of tomato growing....I hope they will be tasty nonetheless, if they ever ripen, yours look very good, if not quite 'supermarket' perfect.

  2. bring them in anyway and put them on your sunniest brightest windowledge and they will ripen slowly but surely!