Monday, January 27, 2014

parley view parsnip. . . tomatoes !

While most of The States are enveloped in the third polar vortex with temperatures below 0 degrees. I am pondering if I should finally pull out my tomato plants.
Yept, you read that right Tucson has two growing seasons.
Freezing temperatures are as far down as Florida ans it is warmer in Alaska than Chicago. But there in Tucson I think my tomato plants are on the last crop.
In Tucson we plant early and get our first crop in then let the tomato plants take the summer off, I swear they cook on the vine, then start up again when the temperatures drop below 100.

As you see they are looking ragged right now
but each plant has about 10 tomatoes on them.

Goodness !

Here is you pretty to start the week.
My Tangelo tree looks really bad but what a crop of fruit this year.

tomatoe. . . parsnip
music. . . Retrograde,  James Blake


  1. hee hee...
    They have 2 seasons in Min-ny-so-ta, too!
    1) Snow
    2) Road Repair

  2. Home grown tomatoes are the best.

  3. oh i want to take that green tomato and flour it and fry it! mmmmm. and the tangelos look like our honeybells. sweet and so juicy.

    yert to the boys!

    smiles, bee

    1. I have heard of frying green tomatoes but I never tried. Now I must look it up to see if I can do it with out a lot of oil.

    2. Also I think your Honeybells are a special tangelo (?) that are super wonderful.
      But I must admit that my tangelos are super sweet.

  4. Replies
    1. The longer you leave them on the tree (before our few nights of 32 degrees) the sweeter they get.
      But the birds love them too

  5. I'm envious! All we have is snow and bitter cold!

  6. I think your tangelo tree looks great, and I didn't know of such a thing before, so it's a double whammy for me!

  7. I LOVE the smell of tomatoes grown at home xxx