I want to do a follow up post regarding the fun I am having with my home grown tomatoes. In my first post about growing my own tomato plants, I had pictures of the tomatoes as they started growing. They went from small, green tomatoes up to big, green tomatoes. Now today I want to show you the first tomatoes I have picked from the vine.
It has been so much fun watching these home grown tomatoes change colors and ripen. This will be an annual thing. Next year, I’m also thinking about growing cucumbers, garlic and peppers, along with tomatoes.
I wanted to figure out how long it took these home grown tomatoes to ripen after they had reached the big, green state. I wrote the earlier post on August 19th. I picked the first tomatoes today. So, it took nineteen days to ripen enough to pick from the vines.
After the last picture in the other post where the tomatoes were huge but still green, here are the stages they went through to get to the red, ripen stage. We’ll start with some green tomatoes.
This next picture shows the tomatoes just starting to change colors. They have gone from a dark green to a light green, with some turning a yellowish color.
Now we’re talking. They are starting to get a light red.
And here’s a picture I took yesterday as these were the first home grown tomatoes I have ever picked! And just for the record, they tasted awesome!
This final picture shows again, the first two tomatoes I picked. And as you can see, there are other ones that will be ripe in another day or two or three.
This has been such a fun journey learning and watching how home grown tomatoes get ripe and how delicious they taste. I’m looking forward to next year and growing some more!