With many rainy days this week, I’ve been dreaming about hot summer days, my garden, and growing delicious tomatoes.

A few weeks ago my friend Terri sent me a list of “this year’s offerings.” I love how she is so generous with her greenhouse, sharing it with many. So the dreaming begins … when we get to place our order with her.

This year I put in for Cherokee Purple (Heirloom) Health Kick Hybrid, and 1 Burpee’s Burger Hybrid.

We love the Tomato Sweet Tangerine.

Actually we’re trying a few different varieties this year. But here’s a picture from last year’s crop.

Did you know that as the most popular summer crop, tomatoes are the easiest to grow?

I love the color, sizes, flavors – each one different for however you’re cooking, or you may want to eat it fresh off the vine.

Planting
Make sure the frost has passed and the soil has warmed up a bit.

Spacing
1 1/2 – 3 feet apart if you are staking or supporting them.
3-4 feet if they are not going to be supported.

Eating
One of may favorite summertime salads!

So enjoy. And dream along with me of the beautiful color … and delicious flavor.

Oh … come, summer, come!

What’s your favorite tomato to eat or cook with?

Also, I’m posting over at SC Johnson today … Would you join me there and comment? It’s called, Pesky Friends Called Weeds!

Great gardening links:
Square foot gardening by Frugal Dad
Do Upside Down Tomato Planters Work? by Garden Desk
Trench-Style Tomato Planting
How do I start tomatoes from seed? The Garden Web

This post is linked to GROW, COOK, EAT Garden Tour! And also to Melissa’s Inspiration Friday!

(Terri is our choir director at church and a fabulous woman! So very generous!!)

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