Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My First Tomato.

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Last week I picked and ate my first home grown tomato of the season.. It was amazing.

I have six tomato plants in this area of my garden. Two I bought at Walmart. An early girl, and a "beef steak". While at the Peaches to the beaches Yard sale (Georgia's longest yard sale) I bought 5 heirloom tomato plants. Anama orange, Henderson's Winsall, Mortgage lifter radiator Charlie and Pantano. Later I bought a Brandy wine from Lowe's.

The Henderson's Winsall had a tiny tomato on it when I planted it. I thought about plucking it off but I left it. It grew and grew and began turning pink, then orange, then red. I squeezed in a n it was soft. Time to pick it. I love the green "nose". Why didn't this turn red too?

I washed it, sliced at and ate it. It tasted just like Summer. I can't wait to see if this is a preview of wonderful tomato goodness to come.

A big thanks to my Friend Bert who inspired me to try heirloom tomatoes. She was the first person I called to share my tomato news.

More on my "other" garden later.

1 comment:

  1. I cannot believe this was the first time you had eaten a tomatoe. I love them and have eaten all my life.