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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hard to Imagine...

It is hard to imagine that these tiny geranium seedlings will grow into.... this huge plant. The little geraniums have been very easy to grow. They are just now looking like geraniums. They must like the cool basement...what a shock they will have, when they are brought outside to harden off. If I like these geraniums...I will take some cuttings in the fall and grow those for the first time next year. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks??

Now this is a TOMATO....a beefsteak. Can you see them there??These teensy, tiny, seedlings may grow into huge tomato producing plants. The big producer...I once heard someone say.

Here is what it will look like when fully grown. My Dad always grew Beefsteaks, so they have been around for a long time. He loved showing off his big tomatoes. One slice would fit on a huge slice of Mom's homemade bread. We used to eat bread and tomato sandwiches...maybe with a dab of mayonnaise....fresh out of the garden and warm from the sun. Oh, gosh, I'm about to drool. I learned, late in life, to never put tomatoes in the refrigerator. They get watery and lose their flavor.


Well, now that I have everyone salivating....I have to go downstairs and do some indoor gardening. Have a great day...wherever you are.
Balisha


10 comments:

Lynn said...

I have about 12 flats of vegies and flowers going right now. I hope they do well this year...I propogated some of my geraniums from last year, I always take a few in each winter.Have a great weekend!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

It is amazing when you think about it what a tiny seed can grow up to be.Home grown tomatoes sounds good now doesn't it LOL! Your geraniums are looking good.

Pat said...

Good Morning,

I've never been brave enough to try to grow geraniums from seeds. Just love that you can tell they are geraniums already. How long do you think it will be before they bloom?

Roses and Lilacs said...

That geranium is a pretty color.

Too bad we have to wait so long for our first tomatoes.
Marnie

nancybond said...

What a gorgeous, bright colour those geraniums are! They are hardy, heat resistant, consistent bloomers for me, making them one of my faves for containers. :)

thesouthernlady64 said...

Hi Ballisha, All you new paint looks so fresh and nice on your yard items. My mother thought it was a sin to put a tomato in the refrigerator! She used to keep them in the kitchen window all summer and on a spare table. A big ripe tomato sure would be good right now. You are so lucky to have a place to grow stuff indoors.

keewee said...

I have not started any seeds indoors this year, although I do have a few cuttings of my favorite plants taken last fall, that are doing their thing downstairs.
I have never thought of starting geraniums from seed, perhaps I should give it a try.

Noelle said...

I love these geraniums. We treat them as winter annuals here in the desert. They generally do not like our hot, dry summers. So, I will enjoy seeing yours this summer :-)

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi...i just found you and signed on to follow. i love gardening and can't wait to see what you do!

One Woman's Journey said...

I have never started seeds inside.
Not a proper place. The geraniums are beautiful and you make me long for a home grown tomato