Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pretty Pressies

Went to visit the Birthmum and associated family the other day, and took with me a little offering from the Balcony Garden. Some tomatoes of various sorts including the first Mortgage Lifter, a Roma, a Green Zebra, a Black ussian and the last of the yellows, herbs, chillies, onions, mixed lettuce, strawberry spinach and a little snap dragon.





I think they went down well. She also gave me a lovely pressie - a baby nectarine! Love it.

7 comments:

Grace Peterson said...

A nectarine tree! How cool is that? You've got some awesome tomatoes there. I'm impressed.

Chandramouli S said...

Nectarine! Cool! your tomatoes look juicy... Yummy yum!

Michelle said...

Such lovely presents all around!

Zach said...

Wow, your plants look amazing. I think your "febel" attempt to garden has turned to be a great success. How are growing tomatoes in Feb?

prue said...

Grace and Chandramouli - yep a nectarine tree, hopefully it wont get too big!!! As for the tomatoes, they are a little sunburned but totally yummy indeed. Would send you some, but darn customs.

Michelle - yep, though i can't help but think I got the better end of the deal

Zach - well I live in Australia, so growing them is pretty easy, though the drought and scorching summer heat were a challenge. Now to see if i can grow one inside throughout winter ...

Dan said...

How was the Mortgage Lifter tomato? I have always wanted to try that one.

That is a spectacular looking nectarine tree.

prue said...

Dan - haven't tried it yet, I am holding off on eating my second one (i gave the first on away, still don't know why!?!?!) until Friday as I am having a dinner party and the first course is 'carpaccio' of tomato, with basil, buffalo mozzarella, avocado and a panfried pancetta viniagrette. Will let you know the verdict then. As for growing them, late fruiting, but large, even in an overcrowded pot, and prone to bug attack and some spotting but seem to be good