Wednesday, July 25, 2012
My First Tomato Harvest
I spent the week-end pulling weeds in the garden, and was able to harvest a few peppers and the most pathetic tomato that I've ever seen. The tomato shown is a Beefsteak or suppose to be one. I was so happy that I hadn't seen many cracks and blemishes on my tomatoes weeks ago, and this is what I found waiting for me. I was so elated to see my first red tomato I literally ran to it. This is my first tomato of the year, WTH! What a disappointment. Into the compost bin it goes, but I just had to share the picture. I turned it over and over trying to figure out how I could get a nice slice for a BLT. It would take a rocket scientist to come up with a solution for this poor excuse of a tomato. I pray that this is not an indication of what is to come in my garden. I'm going to think positive. Afterall, I don't have anywhere to go but up, lol.
On the flip side, my peppers are doing great. I was able to harvest chili and a few Hungarian Wax at various stages of maturity. I'm going to freeze these for chili.
It looks like I better grow tougher skin if I'm going to remain a kitchen gardener. My grandson looked at the tomato and said, "Mawmaw, put that back. Only get the good ones". Gotta love them!