My First Harvest

19 Sep

was this tomato.

I ate it immediately.

52 Responses to “My First Harvest”

  1. Tena Lynn September 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm #

    That is pretty. I have always envied your green thumb. πŸ™‚

  2. Irene September 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm #

    Beatifull tomato!! Was it tasty?

  3. Margie September 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Our tomatoes did good this year until our really hot spell. They have slowed down alot. They were good though. We had lots of BLT’s this summer

  4. Tena Lynn September 19, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    Sorry, off topic~~I do hope you guys got my card a while back about Nunu. You were the greatest parents to her. And in each and every photo, she just looked totally happy. Now that is a great testament to you both.

  5. KB September 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm #

    At least yours name it into the house. I’ve got one cherry tomato plant that I end up eating them before getting inside.

    • Tim A. September 19, 2010 at 3:24 pm #

      At least you got to eat it. Usually either squirrels, rabbits, birds or rats get mine. At least I’m keeping the wildlife well fed.

  6. Donna @ LibrarysCat September 19, 2010 at 3:48 pm #

    And it was Beautiful! And I am jealous!

  7. jackie September 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm #

    uh..what happened..any how..nothing, but nothing tastes better than home grown with envy.

  8. Kelly, The Glass Dragonfly September 19, 2010 at 4:04 pm #

    I am guessing that it was mighty tasty!

  9. Carolyn September 19, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    That sounds about right. πŸ™‚

    Grow some pole beans. I often found myself just standing by the plants, grazing this summer.

  10. Sandra G. September 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm #


    Here in the land of tomatoes (Sacramento) we had disappointing garden harvests. The less than broiling summer apparently equals less than stellar tomatoes here. Who knew?

  11. Elsie M September 19, 2010 at 4:28 pm #

    Hmmm… what is that thing? It doesn’t look at all like the waxy, pale “tomatoes” I get at Vons or Albertsons.

    Just the sight of it is making me drool. lol

  12. Bea September 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm #

    Yay!!! Looks Good:)

  13. Comedic Author with Rat Training Tendencies September 19, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    dya remember that movie with the brat pack…and demi moore..with mare winningham moving into an apt for the first time. Her character says, “I made a peanut butter sandwich and it was the best peanut butter sandwich I have ever had”? That reminds me of your tomato.

  14. Debbie M. September 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm #

    What a beautiful tomato! It looks so yummy. I would have eaten it right away too πŸ™‚

  15. pamelalovescharlie September 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    Yum…and it doesn’t have all those nasty looking, crusty, wrinkle lines tomatoes get when they don’t get watered evenly πŸ™‚

  16. Erin September 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm #

    I’m not much into tomatoes, but that looks delicious! And evidently, if Jack is to be believed, it’s a potent symbol of hope; I can’t help smiling when I see them because of that!

  17. Bonnie September 19, 2010 at 5:19 pm #

    Looks like the tomato Jack found in the ruins of Sun’s garden! πŸ™‚

  18. Christa Bader September 19, 2010 at 5:28 pm #

    Yay! Beautiful tomato! I love your gardening posts.

  19. Cindy September 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Nothing better than a tomato fresh from your own garden.

  20. Amy Lovejoy September 19, 2010 at 6:18 pm #

    Congratulations! I had my first “garden” (only one tomato plant) and was overjoyed at my first harvest. πŸ™‚

  21. Carolina September 19, 2010 at 6:22 pm #

    Dear Hugo,
    Hi, my name is Carolina, I’m from Argentina and I’m the biggest fan of Lost ever. As you can see, my blogspot has a name of one of the chapters and my picture is an image with Fox (I used photoshop haha) so you may imagine how much I love the series.
    I really don’t know why I’m writing this, but as soon as I saw your blospot (dispatchesfromtheisland) in a magazine, I didn’t think it twice, I entered, clicked on “Follow” and now I’m in your WordPress.
    It would be very very nice if you could answer me or sth, I know it’s barely impossible because I don’t know your schedule but as they say, dreaming is free πŸ™‚
    I would love you to know that I love your acting in the best series ever, it’s just amazing. I enjoyed it a lot, so much that I’m watching it over again, I’m in the 4th season hahaha.
    So I finish here, I’ll be crossing my fingers and waiting for your answer, I hope you really do and please tell Matthew that I love him (It’s hopeless, but I write it anyway πŸ™‚

    Best wishes!


  22. Irish Girl September 19, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

    I was never a big tomato fan — I like anything made FROM tomatoes–but not the tomato itself. It’s like, a fruit that never quite finished gestating….

    However, they are very pretty, and that one is particularly robust looking. Very nice. I’d put that on my kitchen windowsill to make it look like I actually like them…


  23. Danielle September 19, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

    That looks like the most amazing tomato EVER. Oh my gosh I’m jealous.

  24. Marianne September 19, 2010 at 6:40 pm #

    You inspired me with a past post to try growing tomatoes this year. They did great until the grounds crew powerwashed the building exterior, and the tomato plants, before laying the pots down sideways in the grass. We had 10 good tomatoes out of 11 plants for the season. Maybe next year…?

  25. Heather September 19, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    What a perfect looking tomato! Hope it was delicious!

  26. Malea September 19, 2010 at 9:50 pm #

    Gargeous tomater! I have issues saving my spoils as well. They are much better kept in my tummy.

  27. Laurel Avery September 20, 2010 at 1:40 am #

    There’s nothing like the taste of a ripe tomato fresh off the vine. Especially when you grew it yourself! Nice work. πŸ™‚

  28. Andy September 20, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    I like tomato too!;-)

  29. David September 20, 2010 at 5:31 am #

    Now you just need some bread, lettuce, mayo, salt and pepper, and you’ll have a tasty sandwich. Did you ever find success with your Aerogarden or did you give up on it? I finally gave mine away.

  30. April September 20, 2010 at 5:54 am #

    Tomatoes are sooo good when you can just pick ’em and eat ’em. It is getting colder here on the east coast so no more for me.. ;(

  31. Anfield Fox September 20, 2010 at 5:55 am #

    I hear with a little ranch they taste just like chicken.

  32. Stephie September 20, 2010 at 6:40 am #

    I would’ve eaten it immediately too, it looks delicious. I wonder if you kept your aero-garden (whatever it was called, the counter top garden) for herbs and such too.

  33. Demetrios September 20, 2010 at 7:50 am #


    Just wanted to know if you will be watching Daniel Dae Kim on Hawaii-five-0 tonight. I’ve been pumped to watch! Maybe we can get a guest appearance from you?!?!?!?!

  34. Patty September 20, 2010 at 8:05 am #

    You should try to find Garrison Keillor (on Prairie Home Companion) talk about the succulence of fresh-picked tomatoes! There was a poem someone read on his show, too (Prairie Home Companion) a few years ago, can’t remember who…he makes them sound downright sensuous! πŸ™‚

  35. Sarah September 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm #

    Yay, tomato! Any pumpkins coming? Halloween is less than two months away. I know things are different this year, but your blog last year was loads of fun and you are one of the bloggers I look forward to reading during the transition from fall to winter.

  36. Ikkin-bot September 20, 2010 at 1:53 pm #

    Its a very nice regular looking tomato rather then the mutants most of my friends grow.

  37. Jules September 20, 2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Now that’s a perfect looking tomato!!! How did it taste?

  38. Ann MacKay September 21, 2010 at 5:20 am #

    Our tomato crop is almost done. Frost will be getting whatever’s left pretty soon. We plant four plants out in the flower bed next to the side of the house where we can keep an eye on them and away from the dog who has a habit of pulling them right off the vine and eating them.

  39. Ames September 21, 2010 at 5:29 am #

    Nothing in the world tastes better than a home-grown, ripe tomato right off the vine. Best thing ever. I swear, in the summer, I could live off of ripe tomato sandwiches.

  40. carlae September 21, 2010 at 6:57 am #

    In the past I’ve been able to harvest tomatoes in late July. We’ve eaten approximately 1, due to the very very short summer we had here in Seattle.

    Nice job on your crop.

  41. Sam September 21, 2010 at 2:25 pm #

    A perfect tomato and it looks scrumptious~

  42. Jessica September 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    We had 4 cherry tomato plants…..any time we’re out doing yard work we’d just grab a handfull and chow….people got VERY sick of our tomato basil salads this year. Any BBQ we went to, thats what we brought. I wish it were still summer! : (

  43. savorysimple September 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm #

    I love tomatoes! I made homemade tomato soup a few nights ago and it was awesome.

  44. Cheryl September 21, 2010 at 4:15 pm #

    Isn’t it just the best feeling to step outside and eat what YOU grew. Using no chemicals, they taste so meaty and hugely different than store bought. We had a very late harvest too though….just got red ones some four weeks ago…and squash is very bad because of our cooler summer in OR. Thanks for sharing! Keep Smiling….

  45. pablo September 21, 2010 at 4:18 pm #

    miss u Hugo

  46. jackson September 21, 2010 at 5:17 pm #

    . . . and I bet it tasted heavenly! With all my friends and relatives with green thumbs, I didn’t get a single, stinkin’ tomato! *sigh*

  47. Zlad September 22, 2010 at 4:37 am #

    wow dude… I didn’t know hollywood actors had personal blogs! I’m gonna watch this blog πŸ˜€ … it would be an honour if you’d check my blog too…

  48. Hazel September 22, 2010 at 4:58 am #

    Wow, yours looks like a real tomato! My tomato plants all produce green ‘pumpkins’, and won’t stop producing…we’ll probably have an unsual Halloween if we can’t get someone to take them off our hands *G*

  49. hello September 22, 2010 at 6:00 am #

    Oh! You ate it immediately.
    Eating tomato is equal to having best medicine.

  50. Dee September 25, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    What an exquisite looking tomato!

  51. trn October 5, 2010 at 5:10 am #

    Fantastic! What variety is it?

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