Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Who said I wasn't a farmer?
A few weeks ago I decided to plant a couple tomato plants. One a grape tomato the other a Big Boy. Bonnie (Of Organic Discourse) said most likely my harvest (if I planted where I said) would be small. I did ask. Then we left for Florida. During that time some of the family ate grape tomatoes. That plant had the ability to 'grow to the sun'. It is over 8' high . It stands two feet higher than I can reach on one branch now.
(Is this my first 'selfie'? I am reaching as high as I can and an still couple feet up)
Now, Bonnie was right, total tomatoes on the Big boy is three tomatoes, poor harvest:
There are more blooms and tomatoes on the grape tomato vine, but no more blooms on the Big Boy vine.
BUT let me tell you one thing, if all goes well one day soon, Sherry and I are gonna have a great tomato sandwich!
My tomatoes would do well to be 3", when my mama grew tomatoes she had 'em 4-5" in diameter and one slice made a sandwich. MMMMM Mama's tomatoes were the BEST. Next year I will plan better. We will even have a house in Florida so we may have tomatoes north and south.
If I were to be asked the best tasting thing I ever ate, a tomato sandwich with salt, pepper and Dukes Mayonnaise would be top or next to the top. I don't turn up my nose at adding lettuce and ham (or bologna or bacon), but tomato mayo and white bread is the best. (we use wheat bread now, but it is hard to beat the white bread with tomato)
Thanks for stopping by, I wish I had enough tomatoes for everyone, but.................