Best friends and giant tomatoes

M & S have been inseparable summer 2009

M & S have been inseparable summer 2009

M & S

M & S

They had lost interest in picking green beans.

They had lost interest in picking green beans.

Far more fun to explore the weeds and junk

Far more fun to explore the weeds and junk

To be that curious again...

To be that curious again...

Or even a fraction as innocent. *sigh*

Or even a fraction as innocent. *sigh*

A bit later they came inside to see how big this tomato was.

A bit later they came inside to see how big this tomato was.

M. & S. pose with the scales

M. & S. pose with the scales

1.9 pounds

1.9 pounds / 870 grams

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Leslie on August 12, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    What a great post:) Two cute kids!

  2. Awwww… You’re going to have to keep an eye on him. 🙂

  3. The tomato is the same size in that perspective as the children’s heads. You win at gardening!

  4. Posted by gardengoodies on August 15, 2009 at 9:25 am

    Save the seeds for next year.

  5. nice gardening blog you have! thanks for the nice comment, you’ll have to go back and read my reply :).
    peace

  6. Nice tom! What kind was that? Some of our Beefmasters would get big, but I don’t think they were ever that big.

    • I’m fairly sure this was an Oxheart tomato seed that I got from the folks at WinterSown.org, although the description only promised tomatoes “up to a pound.” The plant was growing so close and so intertwined that it is also possible it could have been a Celebrity or an Ace 55. I’m saving seeds from all 3 of those for next year.

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