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Like Falling Off a Log July 30, 2007

Posted by merp in Food, Gardening.
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…growing tomatoes in Central Illinois, that is.

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The cherry tomatoes have ripened first, of course – about 1″ in diameter, very sweet and tangy.

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Here’s the biggest brandywine….

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…but the rest aren’t much smaller.

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And the basil grows in bushes here.

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Basil as a cut flower – who would have thought?

(It was an accident – I had some extra sprigs in water waiting for the next meal, and then a geranium blossom fell out and I had to put it somewhere. Since the photo was taken, I’ve added two mini corsages of some kind of tiny, clustering purple flower that we were given at a wedding .)

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1. Mickey - August 2, 2007

Ah, I miss growing tomatoes in central Illinois…

2. Dausta - August 2, 2007

Those tomatoes are gorgeous and the basil as well. Your green thumb is showing. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

3. merp - August 3, 2007

Yes, it is one of the things I’ll really miss about this region (assuming I do leave!). The Brandywines are turning pink as of today!

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