Friday, May 13, 2011

Suddenly Worth It




There it is in my grubby little farmer hand. After zero rain, fires, burning winds and hail, my very first tomato. I'm cheating, because I bought this one with the tomatoes green on it, but the plants I grew from seed also went into the ground today so it's a process.

Taste? Actually very good. Tangy but not acidic. The skin is a bit thick from the dry conditions, but it is not a distraction from the overall texture which is neither oversoft burst nor fleshy with the horrible granular innards you get at the supermarket. If you don't like tomatoes, and I know a lot of people don't, you might try one off your own plant. Trust me, they are totally different when you grab them and eat them before the lifeforce drains out.

3 comments:

  1. I miss fresh tomatoes. It's just getting warm enough around here to plant them. Two weeks ago we were still getting snow.

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  2. I saw your pictures. Down here, it's becoming crunch time if you want to plant.

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