Ed's Chesprocott Region Blog: The Crops are Ready to be Picked in Prospect CT

The Crops are Ready to be Picked in Prospect CT

The Crops Are Ready to Be Picked

We are into September and gardens are into their harvest mode. I have not had a garden in over 40 years but this year my wife asked me to put in a herb garden for her. So I cleared an area, bought enough wood to make a raised bed planter, got only the best topsoil, and put it a together.

As there was a bit of space, I also dropped in a couple of tomato plants as well. As I also had other things to do, this only came together towards the end of June.

Well, it's harvest time. The herbs have been dong their thing all summer but finally the red fruit is starting to arrive.  As I looked out there today, the first of the tomato was showing its color.

Who needs the buy them at a farmer's stand when you can grow your own.

The Crops Are Ready to Be Picked IN Prospect CT

Lumber       $  40.00
Loam          $  90.00
Plants         $  30.00   
                 $ 260.00

As a few more ripen, the cost per piece will go down a little.


The Crops Are Ready to Be Picked in Prospect CT  


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Comment balloon 13 commentsEd Silva • September 06 2016 05:31PM


Hi Ed, growing your own vegetables and fruits is so rewarding, plus they taste much better than store-bought.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 4 years ago

Ed, home-grown tomatoes and home-grown basil are really great - even with a little bit of store bought mozzarella!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 4 years ago

Ed, Ed, Ed, LOL, I hear ya! Cheaper and easier to drive up the road and go to the farmstand. 

But we have our own tomatoes. I have had a few so far, nothing like your own $260 tomato!!!!

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) almost 4 years ago

Congratulations on your hard work bearing fruit...enjoy those tomatoes and herbs Ed Silva .  Next year's crop will be less expensive since the bed is already i place!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 4 years ago

This spring I planted 7 different tomato bushes of various kinds.  They ended up thriving and growing together like a huge thick hedge.  I'm harvesting about three to four pounds of tomatoes per day.  Interestingly, I planted squash a few feet away, and they haven't produced well at all.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) almost 4 years ago

Good for you and your wife, Ed. There is nothing like having fresh herbs at your disposal, not to mention fresh tomatoes. And hvaing things right there tends to lead to creativity in the kitchen! Have fun!


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) almost 4 years ago

Do you want my recipe for roasted tomato and red pepper soup ?  Easy and just the thing we use for those people who gift us with their garden goodies.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 4 years ago

Ed you have far more a green thumb then I do.  Enjoy the tomato.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 4 years ago

Hi Ed Silva ,  I agree with Beth Atalay ,  Home grown veggies always taste better than store bought.  Green peppers are 88 cents each at the store.  My seed packet cost $1.99 and I have a dozen plants full.  I have tomatoes coming out from everywhere, as well as green beans, eggplant, and don't forget the cucumbers and acorn and crooknecked squash.  It cost me the first year for lumber, soil, irrigation and tomatoe cages, but every year since has been easy going on the wallet.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) almost 4 years ago

Ed did I ever tell you the story when my father tried growing tomatoes in Bridgeport CT? In case I did not or you forgot here we go:    The entire crop consisted of three tomatoes.... one the birds destroyed... the second one an urban youth stole.... and the third was put on the window sill to ripen .... that was the last time he tried growing tomatoes... next time I will tell you about the Potato Farming he did:)))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) almost 4 years ago

Good Morning Ed - I really miss not having home grown tomatoes.  There is absolutely nothing that tastes better.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) almost 4 years ago

There's nothing like a garden fresh tomato. They taste even better from your own garden. This morning I harvested about 20 pounds of different tomatoes. Tomorrow we will process them and freeze them for soup base and sauce this winter. I also eat plenty of them. They are now part of my daily diet. I just love them. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 4 years ago

That looks good Ed and I have enjoyed going to my garden and bringing in some for each meal. Nothing like it.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 4 years ago