Purple Onions and Orange Tomatoes

purple onion and an orange tomato I have always been fascinated by tomatoes that are colours other than red, so this year we planted several different varieties of tomatoes.  I was really excited about bright yellow, sunshine orange, and dark purple tomatoes.  Alas, the Lemon Boy plant succomed to some bizarre fungus.  The Black Cherry plant somehow managed to not grow very much at all. My Valencia tomato plant, however, is doing just fine with at least 20 tomatoes.  Despite being accidentally broken off the vine, this little guy ripened up beautifully on the porch. Our little red onion also suffered a blow early on in life.  When it was tiny, some curious little fingers attempted to pluck it out of the ground.  With it’s roots barely under the soil, this onion grew above ground.  He managed to grow to a decent size and will soon be enjoyed for a meal. This is the first year I’ve attempted planting anything more than herbs in pots, but I am loving every minute of it.  I may not know enough to figure out what happened to two of my tomato plants, but the small successes we are having are fantastic.  I am very much looking forward to better luck next year, and the huge amounts of orange tomatoes we should get here shortly.

gardening • Saturday, September 5th, 2009 • 1 Comment »
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One Response to “Purple Onions and Orange Tomatoes”

  1. Hello Jennifer,

    Thanks for visiting us Down The Lane, we are so happy to meet you! Glad you like the piccies!
    I am absoloutely lusting after your patchwork, your little one will adore it!
    I am off tomatoes this year as I put my heart and soul into Fiorentino costoluto last year to absoloutely no avail! Yours look good to me!

    Bye for now, Sarah x

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