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Early Backyard Harvest

on June 20, 2012

I’ve been so excited about our early summer tomato harvest that I had to share these photos with you.

We raise most of our veggies from seed – our radishes, tomatoes, and peppers usually start producing late summer into early fall. (They’re just babies now!)

But this year I bought a hanging cherry tomato plant to get an early start. A few weeks ago it was loaded with little yellow flowers – look at the boutiful harvest it’s blessing us with now!

So far we’ve already picked over 3 dozen tomatoes! I go out every morning and pick 8-12 fresh tomatoes almost every day. We pop them like snacks! It’s so wonderful not to worry about pesticides – just pick, rinse, and eat.

We’re setting records this week with 100+ degree humid temps, so I garden early and get back into air conditioning by 9 AM. But it’s worth it – these fresh veggies, along with colorful flowers, are my favorite things about summer!

And this is MY favorite thing! πŸ˜€


25 responses to “Early Backyard Harvest

  1. Chancy and Mumsy says:

    Yummy homegrown fresh tomatoes…can’t beat them. Yours little cherry tomatoes look great. Good runnin’ sweet Daisy. You all take it easy in the awful heat and stay cool any way you can. Hugs and nose kisses

  2. Jan says:

    We discovered the baby tomatoes last year, definitely a must-have in our garden.

  3. Judy says:

    What a great idea! A hanging tomato plant. We have had so much trouble with chipmunks stealing our tomatoes that I think that might be a great idea for us to try. Daisy looks like she’s having lots of fun running around in the yard. Stay out of the heat πŸ™‚

    • raisingdaisy says:

      That’s another one of the reasons we got the hanging tomato plant – critters and bugs. We haven’t lost a single tomato and there are no bug problems! Whoever came up with this idea really knew how to get around gardening foes. πŸ™‚

  4. magsx2 says:

    The tomatoes look very nice, you cannot beat fresh from your own garden, and a great idea to have them in a hanging pot.
    I love the photo of your dog, very cute. πŸ™‚

  5. Wow, they look really good.Our tomatoes aren’t doing to well this year but whee had a good hall of fresh stawberries today! Mmmm. Whee love strawberries!

    Nibbles, Nutty, Bingo & Buddy

  6. Hoooohooo thwreeee dozen tomatoes!! What a harvest Daisy Mommy! πŸ˜€ They look beautiful!! Did Daisy get some tooo? πŸ˜€ Hello sprinting Daisy! You look like you’re having a pawsome time on the field!

  7. Doggy's Style says:

    Those tomatoes with some ricotta cheese would be great! I don’t know I’d I’d be able to take care of a garden, my cactus died not long ago, but it’d sure be nice to eat fresh veggies 100% organic.

    • raisingdaisy says:

      Yum that sounds so good! Tonight I’m going to halve today’s batch, put them over a little fresh mozzarella, top it with fresh basil from our yard, and drizzle a little balsamic. We’re all looking forward to it! πŸ™‚

  8. Scrappy says:

    WOW! We are just now getting flowers planted – it’s been way too cold and rainy – please send some of that heat our way! Your tomatoes are amazing! And good for you, mom says! ENJOY!

  9. 2browndawgs says:

    Those tomatoes look yummy. Our heat is supposed to break tonight, but boy we sure need rain.

  10. The Hook says:

    Great shots – and harvest!

  11. Bassetmomma says:

    Boy those tomatoes look great! Don’t you just love growing your own tomatoes! I can’t wait for ours. πŸ™‚

  12. snoopys@snoopysdogblog says:

    Yay – Daisy is my fave too!! My Mum is very envious of all your yummy tomatoes!!

    We had temperatures like that in SLC too this week, luckily we didn’t have to go out much though as we were staying in the conference hotel – hot weather and lottsa fur isn’t a great combination! πŸ™‚

    Wags to all

    Your pal Snoopy πŸ™‚

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