Saturday, September 20, 2008

Da tomatoes...

These are technically my hubby's since he takes care of them like little babies. I just eat :)
The cherry tomatoes are growing wild now. We got 2 kgs in a single day!
Tomorrow is another harvesting day, I think it will be more than 2 kgs!




This is an average sized one...


"Mommy and babies" is what a friend said when she saw this one...

30 comments:

DeeplyDip said...

they look sho cute! the red plump ones would taste great in a caprese salad!

my space said...

aneri how cute... u have a tomato plant?? green fingers haan? what will u do with so many tomatoes?share with neighbours, make ketcup,make puree, make chutney and deep freeze?u know wen we were kids my mom wld make puree and freeze cos way back then we wld only get seasonal vegetables..

carolinagal said...

WOW!!!

Cinderella. said...

The last pic is the winner !!!! Jeejs done a brilliant job di !!!

They look delicious ! I'm a tomato lover big time.

I am said...

the last shot is really cute..

have u posted my curry leaves :) ?? I made sambar again hoping to get the leaves early next week :)

Lal kurta ka lal tomato :) :P)

aneri_masi said...

@deeply, yeah, we make salad everyday. What's a caprese salad though?

@my space, no, not a tomato plant, its a tomato jungle! Its gotten that dense now! We usually give them away to our neighbors, and eat the rest. Would be interesting to freeze some chutney. Can u tell me how to make it?

@cg, :D

@ella, bass tu apni jeejs ki tareef karti reh ;) The yellow ones are the sweetest! The smaller the better.

@tanu, :(kal bhej doongi pakka. sorry :(

--xh-- said...

nice photos :) happy to see the fruit of your own labor..

Ankur said...

wow.... u really r lucky and i miss my old home more now coz there was so much space for gardening there and i had all such trees!! :D

kya kara 2 kgs ka???

Cinderella. said...

Di, Ankur has a qus for you.

D said...

How pretty! And the tomato family looks so cute :)

Veens said...

u r freaking so lucky!! they actually grow there :)

very nice pics!!

DeeplyDip said...

caprese salad is tomato and mozarella salad. You can either take small red tomatoes whole and mix it with fresh mozarella rounds. Or else, slice the tomato and the fresh mozarella cheese and arrange them on a plate in an alternating manner. In a bowl put olive oil, chopped fresh basil leaves, salt and pepper. Mix it well and pour over the tomato mozarella. It's yum. And well you can even make bruschettas with tomatoes.

Cinderella. said...

Di, Ankur has a ques for you...come n answer wouldja ?

Kanan said...

Oooh lovely fruits. mehnat na phal meetha :D and I'm sure so are those tomatoes.

Btw, what's the trick to not let the heavy branches and fruits fall on/touch the ground? When do you tie them to a support or put them in a cage?

Does the plant grow from a stem or it needs roots/seeds to grow from?

aneri_masi said...

@xh, wish I could claim it as fruits of my labor. I just help, hubby does all the hard work (and hard work it is!) I do some stealing though :) You see the green things the plants are tied to the stakes with? I steal them every year from the grocery store!

@ankur, hoga kisi din phir se big space. 2 kgs...we gave some away, we ate some, we still have the rest. Kal aur nikale, 1 kg, and that was only from one section!

@Ella, vrij ko bolo na to answer my q. I answered Ankur's just now.

@D, hai na :) The littlest tomato so far is smaller than the nail on my little finger!

aneri_masi said...

@veens, I am freaking lucky that my hubby grows them for me!

@deeplydip, I make a similar salad... with tomatoes, small green chilli, coriander, shallots, salt and pepper. We're not very fond of cheese, so will probably leave that out. The bruschetta is an excellent idea! Thanks!

@kanan, oh yes, they are very sweet.
We tie them to stakes. We get 6 ft tall stakes from Home depot, and tie them up before they get too big. And my husband prunes them pretty much every other day. Removes the leaves at the bottom of the plant, so there is some breathing room for them.

τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

inni saare tomatoes....arrreee waah aapki toh aish hai :P

Neeku said...

waah waah... tamara laal laal tameta to bo delicious laage che ;)

PrAcHi said...

Wow.. they are so cute!

Crystal.. said...

last picture was shoooo cute!! :)

Our jeejaji did a wunnerfuuul job!

Ria said...

Oh wow!they look so cute. Hw can u eat them. :P

Preeti said...

Yumm :) look awesome those tomatoes :)

Scribblers Inc said...

pygmy tomatoes...or rather bonsai tomatoes...damn nice...

Scribblers Inc.

Renu said...

How pretty ! and i know the satisfaction of eating something homegrown is totally different:) good luck to ur kitchen garden:)

Pri said...

awww thats soo cute....u sure have a green thumb! :)

Aaarti said...

oooh, how cute!!! only last week i shelled out big bucks n bot a packet of these babies from a supermarket here.. its a rare thing to find cherry tomatoes in chennai!!!:)

hey, u shd make sun dried tomatoes.. yummmy pesto for pasta!!:)

nice!!!

aneri_masi said...

@sourish, oh definitely!

@neeku, ekdum mast chhe!

@ria, I can eat them coz they taste better than they look ;) I ask hubby to pick out the tomatoes for the salad, he'll put some out, and when we actually start eating, he'll ask, bass itna hi salad, and I confess, yeah, I ate the rest while washing them :)

@prachi, hai na :)

@crystal, ek aur fan of jeejaji :) But yes, I agree, he did a wonderful job.

@scribbler, lol, I like that name, pygmy tomato :)

aneri_masi said...

@preeti, yummm yummmm :)

@renu, thank you! We(he) have(has) put in some ginger too. Lets see how it fares.

@pri, not me, yaar, I can kill anything! cactus too!

@aarti, good idea! I shld try the sun dried thing!

vishv said...

accha hai ghar ki upaj.... kaho aur khilate jao... hawkins... opps hubby ki gardening ke gun gaye jao...

i dnt mean to be rude... ya maybe it is the camera angle ya jo bhi..but avg size wala tomato looks very chota to me...

Mimi said...

ohhhhhhhhhh cute!!! how did you guys plant it? i mean seeds or sapling?I am planning a kitchen garden..:)