Dreaming of Red

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Waiting for my tomatoes to turn red is like watching paint dry—it seems to be taking forever. Sid has over thirty tomatoes. Penny has over forty. I can't even count them all. I've tried but I lose track. There are so many clustered together. But they are all green. Some are quite large. Looks like they are full size. As soon as they start to get a little orangeish at the bottom they are good to go. It usually takes about seven days for them to fully ripen on the vine once they start.

I bought a small kitchen scale so that I could weigh my bounty. I am so excited. It is awesome growing your own food. If I had the space, I would have a huge garden. My dad was a suburban gardener as was his father. The torch has been passed.

I will post pics as soon as I spot any color changes.

Update 9/14: Color! One of Penny's tomatoes is ripening. It is not one of the larger ones but it was the first tomato on the plant. Interesting.

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More pics to follow...

Holy Toledo! Later the same day...

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Update 9/15: This morning...

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And at 5:30 pm this evening...

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When they say sun-ripened tomatoes, they aren't kidding!


One of Sid's larger/older tomatoes is turning as well!

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Update 9/16: Looking good!

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Later that afternoon...

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And another one of Penny's tomatoes is ripening...

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Update 9/17: Penny's first tomato:

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Update 9/17: Penny's first was delicious!

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Update 9/22: Six ounce red globe...

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