They're here, they're here! What you say? The first homegrown tomatoes of the season are ripening and are almost ready to eat!
You will probably think I am strange for getting so excited about tomatoes but, frankly, I don't eat tomatoes in the winter. They may look red and rosy, but they are just tasteless. I would rather do without.
So, now that summer is here, I have been waiting for the first tomatoes to ripen. In about a month we are going to get slammed with ripe tomatoes. We followed a recommendation from Chris at Best Trip Ever, who wrote about a nursery in Northern California that she always purchases her seedlings from, Natural Gardening Company. So, we got 24 plants, mostly tomatoes but some other veggies too. Counting the tomatoes we bought locally, we probably have almost 30 plants.
I told Bill he is going to need to sell some of them at a Farmer's Market or something. But I am going to enjoy the overabundance. Last year we missed out on some of the tomatoes when we went to Italy the first of September. Not this year!
So, since it is Gratitude Friday, I am very grateful that the tomatoes are here!
This is our first try using a Topsy Turvy planter. A cherry tomato called Sweet Million. Just a few red ones so far, but lots of green ones on the vine.