Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tomato Update from May Dreams Gardens
From the tiniest ‘Red Currant’ to the ginormous ‘Super Beefsteak’, I have tomatoes of all sizes and shapes, but essentially only one color. Green.
Yes, the ‘Gold Nugget’ cherry tomatoes have been slowly turning to a golden yellow color, and they are great for snacking. And earlier this evening, I ran out into the mist and cloudiness and picked a few nearly ripe, tiny ‘Red Currant’ tomatoes that were not quite bright red, but red enough for me to pick for a salad tomorrow.
And there were those three ‘San Marzano’ tomatoes that turned bright red, but all had blossom end rot and now are rotting in the compost pile.
But other than that, all my tomatoes are green. Green. It’s my favorite color, except when it comes to tomatoes. I prefer my tomatoes to be red, or yellow, or the pink of the ‘German Johnson’. Any color but green.
But I’m hopeful that any day now, those tomatoes will start turning and soon I’ll be able to post more tongue-in-cheek descriptions of first tomato rituals and faux laments about how I have so many tomatoes, I don’t know what to do! (Please let me have so many tomatoes that I’m forced to write such a post!)
This year all my tomatoes seem perfectly shaped, with no serious contenders for the World’s Ugliest Tomato (WUT) so there will be no contest for a new WUT this year.
For those waiting for the May Dreams Garden’s Tomato Contest Rules (MDGTCR) to be announced, I thank you for your patience. I’m working out rules that will be fair and impartial and allow all to enter for the coveted second place prize!
How are everyone else’s tomatoes doing this year?