Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Photography - Green Tomatoes

It's getting to be the end of summer, and if you recall from some of my earlier post, I've been experimenting with potted or container gardening. I was so happy with the results I was getting, until now. I've harvest many of the herbs I planted this spring, so that has been great. And i've collected and eaten several bell pepper from my plants, even if none of them made it past the green stage.

My trouble comes in the form of tomatoes.

This picture was taken about a month ago, and these tomatoes are still on the vine and still green, though they are considerably larger.

This picture was also taken a month ago and the fruit you see here is, you guessed it, still on the vine and still green. Again, they're much bigger.

I tried what I could to get them to turn red
, even defoliating them so that the plants only had one thing on which to concentrate: ripening these yummy tomatoes. The result has a nearly imperceptible change in the shade of green on two of the tomatoes (of 8). Though it has a vague orange hue in the right light, I'm not holding me breath for a fire-red tomato. So I am immortalizing my green tomatoes via the internet. If I can't get something to eat off of these plants, at least I have some beautiful photos.

You can see more pictures of the herbs I've been growing in abundance in the My Green Thumb Flickr set. For more photos on Friday, check out My Green Side! There, it's the First Day of School!

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