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Sunday, August 21, 2016

the first tomato



I think today we can eat the first tomato.

You will recall that every year I start seeds in the house at the end of winter and then a few months later I have nothing to show for it but dead plants and miserable hopes.  Until next year.

WELL, last year I noticed that one of my plants, from a saved heirloom seed, a medium size pink tomato, survived the blight OK, as did the grape tomatoes from neighbors across the street.  We sometimes get tomato blight fierce, and those 2 seemed to survive, so I saved some seeds, and WOWIE, my plants are having a great summer.  I have dozens if not hundreds of green tomatoes on the back deck in the wash tubs…I am still careful about getting too hopeful that they will not still all turn brown and die, but…. :)

4 comments:

Michèle Hastings said...

What bounty! Fried green tomatoes are sounding really yummy right now.

smalltownme said...

Wow! And Mmmmmmm!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

NOTHING tastes like those tomatoes fresh from the garden.
I have gallons of cherry tomatoes--I send them to work with Mr. D and every other day the kids are out picking. TOO MANY grew voluntarily this year.

Claudia from Idiot's Kitchen said...

I miss good tomatoes! They are not to be had in Florida. Sad face.

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