Friday, September 21, 2012
This week, I finally started harvesting my Zapotec heirloom tomatoes (which I pronounce zap-attack!!). If you can't tell from the picture, these tomatoes turn pink when they are ripe and have a crazy fun shape to them. I grew these babies from seed and transplanted them in early May, after we created the beds at the community garden. I purchased the seeds in early spring from Gayla Trail's Etsy shop, and I loved feeling connected to one of my gardening heroes by growing seeds that had been part of tomatoes she had in her own garden!
I felt so proud to pick my first tomato. I had never grown anything else as big or delicious from seed before (all my other tomato plants were transplants). My budding gardening skills are confirmed! Now, what am I going to do with all of these tomatoes? I guess it's time to test out my budding canning skills! More exclamation points!!!!!!!!!!!