Wednesday, September 29, 2010

the day after tomato

new record yesterday...12.5lbs of tomatoes:

the co-op sells organic/local/heirloom tomatoes for $5/lb, so just this one day’s harvest would cost over $60 retail. i wasn’t sure i’d recoup all the start-up expenses from spring--seeds, tomato cages, potting soil, containers, etc., probably $50 worth of stuff for tomatoes alone. it would be worth an extra expense just for the experience of growing them myself, but it feels so validating to have recovered the investment and then some.

i made an edible centerpiece and stacked the others in hanging wire baskets where they wait to be parceled out to friends and family. half of them have disappeared already. i juiced a bunch this morning and as soon as i get more garlic i’ll make another batch of sauce. harvest time makes me so happy...

3 comments:

Kim and Victoria said...

You should be happy! What a great harvest.

GoneferalinID said...

You've got a great variety in color there.

Emily said...

kim and victoria--thanks, i am! i can hardly contain my excitement for all that's still ripening.

goneferal--that's one of the things i was going for when i picked seeds--variety of color/shape/size/etc.--it's not enough to just taste good, they must be pretty for the camera.