Monday, August 4, 2008





Right there, people, are more ripe tomatoes than I have had in the past two years, combined.

As of right now, I've gotten tomatoes off my cherry tomato plant (and I just gave a pint to the in-laws yesterday), my patio plant, my purple Cherokee plant, and my Big Boy plant.

I am a happy gardener right now. Last summer I was stuck with a bunch of tomatoes that never turned green, and I figured my over-planting this year would at least yield SOMETHING. It has yielded a lot more than something, and I can tell you right now that I should have new tomatoes daily for awhile.


However, I've got some acid reflux going from all the fine tomato eating, but I'll happily suffer. Depending on what we use tomorrow for the first Summer Tomato BLTs of the year, I might bring some in to co-workers if I have some more to be picked. I'd give them to the in-laws, but they leave for Vegas tomorrow morning (if their flight isn't messed up with the storms we've had roll thru tonight).

Note to self... must remember to run out at lunch tomorrow and buy Prilosec.


Scarehaircare said...

Mmmmm. Waney's Maters. tomato and mozarella salad. gazpacho. homemade salsa.

You should try bottling your own salsa. Beats anything in the stores.

MrsVJW said...

We actually get some pretty decent fresh salsa year-round from the local produce mart (I'm starting to think there is nothing they can't do, lol). All their tomatoes, onions and peppers that are almost gone bad get the iffy bits chopped off, and they make huge batches of fresh salsa with it.