Sunday, February 28, 2010

Sunday Stills: Fruit

Most people think of the tomato as a vegetable, but technically it's a fruit.

Rich in lycopene, a phytonutrient, the tomato has the ability to help protect cells and other structures in the body from oxygen damage. Lycopene has been repeatedly studied in humans and found to be protective against a growing list of cancers.

This year I've propagated over 150 tomato plants of 31 different heirloom varieties. Heirloom tomatoes have been handed down over many generations and come from many different countries in all shapes, colors, sizes, and flavors. They are superior in every way to the run-of-the-mill, store-bought tomato which has been developed by scientists for ease of packaging and longer shelf-life without consideration of taste.


Just say no and grow your own! For more images of fruit, visit Sunday Stills!

20 comments:

Ed said...

Great shots! I knew it was a fruit..:-))

dibear said...

Me too! Great shots, well done. I wish I could get my hands on some of your Heirlooms. :) I saved seeds last year to grow my own, guess I'd better get them started, :)

Shirley said...

Great post, that last photo is my fave. I'd like to try growing hanging buckets of tomatoes this year.

Steffie said...

I fully agree with you. Once you have grown your own tomatoes you will never want one from the shop again. You are growing them on a big scale! My tiny greenhouse only has room for about 10 plants but I still grow 3 or 4 different varieties. So much fun all those colours and tastes

prairierunner said...

I love tomatoes. Wish I was your neighbor and we could trade seeds.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

in the summer, Mike lives on tomato sandwiches

Holly said...

*sad face*

we are getting MORE snow last night and today.

*insert whiney voice*

I wanna start tomatoes too!

*turn off whiney voice*

Love your photos too!

colleen said...

Great shots! I love the stem shot. And I've got a 'mater in mine today too!

Anonymous said...

Good photos. I have planted my tomatoes, and my peppers, and my greens. I will be planting okra this week. Of course my gardens are much smaller than your's, and much less aesthetically pleasing.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

These are all great!
My faves are the first one. That macro rocks! And the second to the last. That one is so artsy! Would make a very interesting poster print in a kitchen. Well done!

~Lisa

gtyyup said...

You're right...I forgot about that bit of trivia! But what wonderful shots bring back the warmth of summer. Well done!

thecrazysheeplady said...

We are getting close to starting seeds...according to the calendar ;-). Nice shots. Like the shadow.

Lori Skoog said...

Of course it's a fruit!

theegggather said...

Very nice shots - I really like the one with the shadow, very good!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Well done and your seedlings look great too..I can almost smell the tomatoes:)

AmyR said...

Great shots, the color is so bright! I went with tomatoes too. ;)

Kateri said...

NOTHING compares to homegrown heirloom tomatoes. Your seedlings look so healthy.

Brenda said...

oh my, 150 plants! and here I wanted to try about 20! I love the first shot!

Ann said...

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/09/durians.html

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/09/durian-2.html

I did two post on this King of Fruits, the durian.

When non durian eaters, especially Europeons complain about the smell of durians, a durian eater retorted that it is no different from Blue cheese.

My son would like to be your son. he loves tomatoes. This year, because I went away for 5 weeks in Australia, I came back too late to grow tomatoes. My friend gave me one plant. Sam is guarding his plant.

Jill said...

Can't wait for tomato season!

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