Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Almost Wordless Wednesday: One of These Things is Not Like the Other...

When I discovered mystery tomatoes in my garden I assumed they would probably be the same type. I left one in the flower bed where I found it and transplanted the other one to a big self-watering pot. The tomato in the garden is developing fat round fruit,

while the one in the pot bears a striking resemblance to a roma or plum tomato! I love a happy surprise!

I'd like to order a saute of microscopic carrots, please.

18 comments:

  1. yah for mystery tomatoes! what a wonderful surprise. glad to see they are doing well.

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  2. Wash off one of those carrots, drizzle it it olive oil, place it on a huge pristine white plate, and charge out the wazoo for a fresh carrot salad appetizer. :) Gourmet!

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  3. Oh, I don't feel so bad! Looks like you grow the same kind of carrots I grow! What's up with that?? I swear all of my veggies are on the micro side. Matter of fact, you know that tiny little corn you get in some Chinese food? One time my grandson was eating them and he said, "Oh, look it's Mimi corn!" (He calls me Mimi) Ha! I grow jalapenos the size of my thumbnail! They are potent, but tiny. I think I don't water or fertilize my veggie garden like I should -- or at least on a regular basis. Who knows. I think I should just stick to flowers :-)

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  4. Don't you love gardening surprises!? I sure do. That's one of the best parts of gardening. I had a mystery squash appear in one of my beds this year. Had no idea what it was, but it sure was good! Love Hanni's idea on the microscopic carrot :) When I had my cafe the deal was this...if you called it grits you could charge $3.00; if you called it polenta, you could charge $7.00! :)

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  5. I always thought polenta was just fancy grits!! I'm sure one of the upscale restaurants in DC would buy my carrots if I told them they were organic local micro greens. :o)

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  6. A surprise thunderstorm just ripped a big branch off the tomato plant in the pot. It looks like I'm going to have to replace my tomato stakes with a giant metal cage. UGH!! Love the rain, hate the crazy sideways wind. Grrr!! So mad....!!!

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  7. Yes, baby carrot salad, please!! Easily more pricey than a full grown carrot! Sorry about the storm...send it this way...no. really. send. it.

    I'm beginning to sound neurotic ;/

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  8. Lovin that phlox!!I'm not much for veddies but I am growing garlic this year, though I have no idea when I'm suppose to take it out???

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  9. Great surprise! I have some of those. I wonder if they come from the compost??

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  10. What a fun tomato surprise! I loved tending some mystery seedlings that came up in the garden and I had no idea what they would become . . until they bloomed and they were purple loosestrife. Not such a happy surprise.

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  11. I love tomato surprise. Hey, back in the day, those carrots would have been all the rage at the fancy restaurants.

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  12. Yeah, those baby carrots are pretty tasty. Good things come in small packages. And surprise harvests--especially tomatoes--are always welcome!

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  13. In reply to your question about the iris in my pond picture, I'm sorry to tell you I have no idea on the variety. It was given to me by a gardening friend. I can ask her and see if she knows. When I saw it growing in her pond, I just had to have some and she was willing to share :-) Gardeners are so nice like that, aren't they :-) I have another darker more purple pond iris, but I like this one better, and it's not crazy aggressive like the yellow ones can be.

    Sorry about the tomato! Check out Texas Tomato Cage (.com) -- nice heavy cages. We do everything bigger and better in Texas, you know -- tee hee.

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  14. How fun!! I have a mystery tomato plant too. We found it growing among some weeds beyond our property line. We'll have to compare notes about what our tomatoes turn out to be. :)

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  15. Bet your mini carrots are packed with flavour -as will the tomatoes be once they ripen.

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  16. Great surprise!

    On my post about the Voodoo Plant, you asked why I used tomato fertilizer. Supposedly the components promote growth of the tuber, as well as good foliage production. The fertilizer I use is an organic product. Maybe that's why I have a third sprout coming up!

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  17. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    A few of my tomatoes have fruit, but some are all leaves. I have no idea if I am doing something wrong or the plants are simply not mature. My carrots are tiny sprouts that make yours look gigantic ( they got planted late). I hope the backyard bunny doesn't get them...

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