Friday, August 21, 2015

Hanging Patio Tomato Plant & Caprese Everything

I love tomatoes. If I had to pick one food to eat for the rest of my life, I’d pick tomatoes. Especially homegrown tomatoes.

Usually, we grow as many tomato plants as possible in our small patio. However, since I knew I’d be gone for five weeks this summer, I decided to only grow a small hanging tomato plant. It did great, and I harvested several bowls until a squirrel decided to make it its own. It jumped into the middle of it, walked all over it, and ate about 15 perfectly ripe tomatoes that I was going to harvest that day (I chased it away toward the end, but it was too late…). Unfortunately, it broke all the main stems and the plant died. But we’ll definitely get some hanging tomato plants again next year as they are easy to grow, and I like the look of hanging baskets along the fence. Plus it maximizes our space to grow vegetables! We’ll just make sure to protect them from squirrels!


We are very lucky that my mother-in-law has several tomato plants that are producing great tomatoes, and she’s been sharing with us!

I’ll never get tired of a perfectly ripe tomato with just a little salt as well as Caprese combos any way. I’m already sad that the tomato season is going to come to an end soon...

Caprese Sandwich
Caprese Skewers

Questions: What’s your favorite summer produce? Are you eating enough of it while it’s in season? Do you like tomatoes? If so, what’s your favorite way to eat them? 

Be well,


  1. I LOVE caprese. The tomatoes are going gangbusters at our CSA. So, sliced tomatoes with mozzarella. Sliced tomatoes on toast. Diced tomatoes in a white-bean salad. I've had all those in the last week!

    1. Great that you are enjoying plenty of tomatoes, Marcia!