Day 77 - The Perfect Temperature

Hi everyone. It's me Tommy!

My mom Laura was just here eating lunch with my brothers and sisters and I and she took a group photo. Check it out below.

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My mom is so proud of us. She's always taking pictures of us, saying nice things about us, and encouraging us to grow the best tomatoes in the world. I have the best mom ever!

Take a look at the picture below. You'll never guess how tall I'm getting!

That's right! 5 feet 9 inches! I'm almost 6 Feet Tall!

Oh! And here's another picture for you. My dad Scott is so proud of my tomatoes. He wanted me to show you how good and healthy they're looking.

Don't they look amazing! My mom said if she entered my tomatoes into a best tomato contest, I would win first place! See what I mean. My mom is always saying nice things to me.

You'll never guess what my dad told me today.

I thought my brothers and sisters and I were growing such amazing tomatoes because we all get three meals a day, lots of sunshine, and it's so peaceful here on the farm at night that we all get plenty of sleep.

But my dad said there's more to it than that! He said it's because when grandpa and great-grandpa built our house, they designed it to keep us at the perfect temperature.

Take a look at the picture below.

This is one of our temperature sensors. It constantly keeps track of the temperature in our house.

My dad says the perfect temperature during the day is between 72 and 74 degrees, and at night, it's between 58 and 62 degrees. Our house has heating and air conditioners that keep my brothers and sisters and I at the perfect temperature all day and all night long!

Aren't my parents are the greatest? They spend so much time and money making sure we have the best childhood ever growing up here at Beylik Family Farms.

I'm the luckiest tomato plant in the world!

Oh! I almost forgot to tell you. My dad told me the funniest joke today. It goes "How does a train eat? It chew-chews."

I laughed so hard I almost split one of my tomatoes!

Thank you for reading this week's blog post. I've got to go now. I have to tell all of my brothers and sister dad's joke.

See you all next week!
Tommy.
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About Beylik Family Farms
Beylik Family Farms produces the highest quality hydroponically grown tomatoes, cucumbers & other produce sold exclusively through Certified Farmers Markets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles since 1971. Please visit us at any of the Farmers Markets listed here https://www.beylikfarms.com/where-to-buy/

Day 70 - My First Haircut!

Hi everyone. It's me Tommy!

I've had another great week growing up here at Beylik Family Farms in Fillmore. The highlight of my week was getting my first haircut!

Before I tell you all about it, my dad said he wants me to show you a picture of my tomatoes.

Don't they look great!

My dad Scott is so proud of me for growing such beautiful tomatoes. I told him I don't even have to think about it, my tomatoes just keep on growing! I think it has something to do with how much my mom and dad love me and how well they take care of me.

OK. Let me tell you about first haircut!

My mom, dad, aunts and uncles all love to give haircuts.

At first, I was afraid because I thought it might hurt; but it didn't hurt at all! It actually felt good!

Take a look at the video below. It's my uncle Jose and my uncle Isedro giving us all a trim.

I love my family. My dad said not only does my haircut make me look handsome, it also helps my tomatoes grow!

Take a look at the picture below.

My dad said now that I'm trimmed, my tomatoes will get more light. I told him I can feel the warm sunshine hitting my tomatoes and it feels so good!

He asked me, "Now can you fell a breeze?" I said, "Yes! I can feel it!" My dad said the breeze will keep my stem nice and dry and prevent mold from growing.

Isn't my dad the smartest farmer on the planet? I'm so lucky to have him as my dad.

Oh! Sorry everyone. I have to go. My mom is calling me. I think it's time for lunch. I'll bet we're having more leftovers from Thanksgiving. I love turkey sandwiches!

See you all next week!
Tommy.
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Beylik Family Farms produces the highest quality hydroponically grown tomatoes, cucumbers & other produce sold exclusively through Certified Farmers Markets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles since 1971. Please visit us at any of the Farmers Markets listed here https://www.beylikfarms.com/where-to-buy/

Day 63 - A Thanksgiving Day Message from Tommy

Hi everyone. It's me Tommy!

Happy Thanksgiving!

My mom Laura said It's Thanksgiving tradition to list everything you're thankful for.

I'm thankful for my roots, my flowers, and for being able to grow delicious tomatoes.

I'm also thankful for my string, my clippers, my dripper, and I really like being green! I'm the same color as my favorite muppet Kermit the Frog!

I'm thankful for getting to grow up here at Beylik Family Farms. My house was designed and built by my grandfather and great-grandfather to provide me with with the perfect amount of sunshine, food and water.

Most of all, I'm thankful for being cared for by parents that truly love me.

I'm also thankful for people reading my blog.

My dad said my blog is getting so popular that I should make a logo for it. I said what's a logo?

He explained a logo is a graphic design that represents my blog.

I worked on a logo all day yesterday. Do you want to see it?

 
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What do you think? I showed it to my brothers and sisters and they all seem to like it. I hope you like it too.

Let me tell you about my week. My brothers and sisters and I have grown a lot! My dad says now that we're all teenagers, we're growing faster than ever.

Take a look at the picture below.

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I'm 48 inches tall! That's 4 feet! At this rate, I'll be 20 feet tall someday! I do want to play for the Dodgers but maybe I should consider a professional basketball career instead.

And you'll never guess how fast my first tomatoes are growing!

Take a look below.

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Can you believe it? My tomatoes have tripled in size in just one week!

My mom is so proud of how much we're all growing that she took a group photo.

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I'm so lucky to have so many brothers and sisters to play with.

Oh! Sorry everyone. I've got go. My mom says it's time to wash up for our Thanksgiving meal.

My mom and dad have been in the kitchen cooking all morning. It smells so good! I can't wait to eat!

See you all next week!

Tommy.

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Beylik Family Farms produces the highest quality hydroponically grown tomatoes, cucumbers & other produce sold exclusively through Certified Farmers Markets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles since 1971. Please visit us at any of the Farmers Markets listed here https://www.beylikfarms.com/where-to-buy/

Day 56 - Tommy Discovers His Purpose

Hi everyone. It's me Tommy!

I've had an amazing week. Let me tell you what happened!

Remember last week when my arm was itchy and I got my first flower? Well this entire week I was feeling itchy!

One morning when I woke up, there was a tiny round green bump coming out of one of my flowers! I yelled out to my mom Laura and my dad Scott. They both ran over to me and said, "Congratulations Tommy! You just got your first tomato!"

I learned that day, as a tomato plant, my purpose in life is to grow tomatoes!

Take a look at the picture below.

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See my tomatoes! I'm so happy producing tomatoes is my purpose.

My dad said because of the way I'm raised here at Beylik Family Farms, I'm able to grow some of the best tomatoes in the world!

I'm so lucky to have parents that feed me nutritious food, make sure I get plenty of sunshine, and sing me to sleep every night so I get a good night's rest.

My dad told me some people call tomatoes vegetables and other people call them fruit.

He said if your a scientist, you call tomatoes fruit because fruits are developed from an ovary in the base of a flower and they contain the seeds of the plant. That's technically what makes tomatoes a fruit.

My dad said people who like to cook with tomatoes refer to them as vegetables because they're used in savory rather than sweet recipes. The term vegetable is generally used to describe edible parts of plants such as cabbage leaves or celery stalks.

My mom said we should take a close up picture of my first tomato for her scrapbook.

See the picture below?

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My mom said she is so proud of me for producing such a beautiful first tomato.

My mom said my tomatoes will start growing bigger and eventually turn bright red!

I asked my mom why my tomatoes will turn red. She said because our house is kept at the perfect temperature for me to produce something called lycopene, carotene, and ethylene. Lycopene, carotene, and ethylene make my tomatoes turn red and taste delicious!

My mom and dad are so smart! They know everything about raising my brothers and sisters and I. 

Sorry everyone! I'd love to tell you more about my tomatoes but my dad needs to talk to me.

He said now that I'm a teenager, he needs to tell me about the birds and the bees. I told him I know what birds and bees are. For some reason he laughed and said we still need to talk.

See you all next week!

Tommy.
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Beylik Family Farms produces the highest quality hydroponically grown tomatoes, cucumbers & other produce sold exclusively through Certified Farmers Markets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles since 1971. Please visit us at any of the Farmers Markets listed here https://www.beylikfarms.com/where-to-buy/

Day 49 - I've Got Flowers!

Hi everyone. It's me Tommy!

The most amazing thing happened this week.

The other day, my arm was really really itchy and I couldn't figure out why. I asked my dad Scott if he knew why. He smiled and said "Yes. I do know. You'll find out why in the morning."

I could barely sleep wondering what was going to happen. In the morning when I woke up, I had something growing out of my arm! My dad said they're called flowers.

Take a look at the picture below.

Aren't they cute!

My dad said the yellow part of my flowers are called pedals. Deep inside my pedals are something called carpels. My dad said next week my carpels are going to start to itch and the biggest surprise of my life will happen!

I'm so excited! I can't wait!

My mom Laura and dad Scott make life so much fun here at Beylik Family Farms. Full of love and exciting surprises! I'm so happy here.

Take a look at the picture below my mom took of me.

My mom is so proud of how much I'm growing she asked my dad to measure how long my arms are getting. My arms are 17 inches long! Can you believe it!

And speaking of growing...

Last week I thought growing 10 inches was fast. Well guess how many inches I grew this week?

I grew 16 inches! I'm 36 inches tall now. That's 3 feet tall!

Below is a close-up picture. I told my dad if we don't take a close up picture, people won't believe how fast I'm growing.

Thank you all for reading this week's blog post. I've got to go now and talk to my mom about getting a dog. She hasn't said yes yet; but I think if I keep asking and asking, over and over again, she will eventually say yes. Wish me luck!

OK, I'll see you all next week!

Tommy.

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About Beylik Family Farms
Beylik Family Farms produces the highest quality hydroponically grown tomatoes, cucumbers & other produce sold exclusively through Certified Farmers Markets from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles since 1971. Please visit us at any of the Farmers Markets listed here https://www.beylikfarms.com/where-to-buy/