Saturday, 16 August 2014

Growing Our Own Tomatoes - It's Time To Start Picking!


The kids have been watering and caring for their tomato plants for the last few months. Each morning they'd be out looking after them and watching their tomatoes gradually grow. There's been a lot of excitement this week as, after weeks of waiting patiently (no easy thing for my 'terrors'), some of the tomatoes were ready to be picked!!


They pointed out the red and orange ones and gently picked them off the plants. The gorgeous red tomatoes have gone into the fridge until we're ready to use them and the few orange ones they collected have joined my chili and bell pepper's on the window-sill to ripen a bit more.



We want to make something with our tomatoes that we will all enjoy; that was the whole point of growing our own after all. After a bit of thinking and some suggestions from the kids we've settled on making tomato soup. It's a firm favourite in our family and should be quite simple to get the kids involved in the making and cooking of it. When we have a few more ripe tomatoes we'll start making - I can't wait, and I don't think the kids can either!!




Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

7 comments:

  1. Those tomatoes look really juicy and lovely, a definite well done to you all. It's great to see the kids picking them so carefully to make sure they don't damage any of the other ones. Thanks for linking up to Country Kids.

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  2. your tomatoes look great, I seem to have mixed luck with mine and they turn out small because I forget to water them! Bet they taste lovely and such a great thing for kids to grow

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  3. How lovely that your kids hard work caring for their plants resulted in such delicious looking tomatoes.

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  4. Fab! We have tomato plants in our back yard, one of them has a fair few tomatoes on but they are still not ready to be picked, we are waiting, but I wouldn't say patiently!x

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  5. My little girl has just discovered the joy of greenhouse fresh tomatoes - she loves them so much they don't even make it to the kitchen before she has munched them all!
    #CountryKids

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  6. They look great! And I'm sure it was really exciting for them to pick their own tomatoes :)

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  7. Picking the fruit and veg when it's ripe is one of the best bits of growing your own. Lovely post x

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