21 November 2008

november surprise

We had a hardy herb garden perched outside of our third story window this summer. Basil, parsley, mint, rosemary, sage, marjoram and even two little jalapeno pepper plants that did quite well. Over to the side was a science experiment. We had very belatedly planted the cheapest, most unlikely tomato seeds-- the type you pick up from the dollar section at Target when you are feeling kinda crappy and maybe the weather is bad so you go shopping but you really shouldn't spend any money so you buy a few pieces of cheap crap at Target... you know what I'm talking about.

Anyway, we threw these in some dirt and to our amazement a healthy-looking plant actually sprung up. Like I said, we didn't start the seeds until way too late. And we didn't do much except make sure they never got too thirsty.

Then the chilly weather came, as it tends to do in NY, and we brought our little garden inside. Some have survived, others sadly did not. Our tomato plant had unleashed a few small green bulbous things that we assumed would shortly drop dead.

Imagine our surprise in NOVEMBER when we took a look at our plant and found actual TOMATOES on it!

Why hello there, wee tomatoes.

4 comments:

  1. The wee tomatoes are priceless....new idea for a painting :)

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  2. I hope you show what you do with those lovely tomatoes ;)

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  3. Mom-- Aren't they hilarious? Paint 'em up!

    ADB--Oh I'll post another boring food blog, at least on flickr. Though I'm not sure the picture shows the true scale of the tomatoes... the largest is about the size of a golf ball. So... maybe I'll just put it on a salad.

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  4. I can't believe you got tomatos in November! Hi there, I just found you via ETSY because you live in Albany & we're neighbors. I love your blog and am realizing that you're participating in the Finny & Donk's Sewing Adventure! I am too...though have skipped some projects. Anyway, just wanted to say hi and so nice to meet you!

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