Stay Away Birdies

April 27th

Ripen up other green friends

What’s that hiding among all the green tomatoes?



Stay away birdies

A tomato grows in Tempe! (And a red one at that.) This weekend I listened to a great podcast discussing the Easter season and gardening — how spiritually clearing the earth and watching it bloom again coincides with the high holiday in the northern hemisphere. Regardless of your spiritual leanings, pretty sure leaving for work on a Monday morning only to find your first ripe tomato ready for the picking is a sign of many good things to come. Now, if only the birds won’t notice the harvest is ready…


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11 Responses

  1. Birds, schmirds, I know your address!

  2. Mmmm. I see homemade salsa and juicy tomato sandwiches in your future…

  3. Congrats on your first red tomato!!!

  4. Yay! Tomatoes! Congrats! That baby will taste so good too! Bub and I were talking this weekend that when we own our first home together we’re totally having a garden! So fun!

  5. I think the first ripe tomato tastes the best, too. Enjoy!

  6. I listened to that podcast a couple of weeks ago – it was a really good one! Your tomatoes are looking great. If you really are worried about birds, I think you can put some mesh fabric over the cages to keep them out.

  7. Rebecca April 27, 2009

    I’m thinking you don’t want your neighbors to notice and steal it!

  8. Happy First Tomato of the Season Day!

    It’s my favorite day of the year 🙂

  9. Heather April 27, 2009

    That, my dear friend, is going to be the best tomato you have ever eaten!

  10. Congrats, that’s quite a feat in AZ!

  11. WOO HOO!!! Great job earthy mama!