June 28, 2011

Tomato Love

A blemished tomato deformed in the shape of a heart.

I think this guy summarizes a lot of how I feel about my garden.  I love gardening but not always my garden.  Occasionally, I get a chance to appreciate imperfection and rekindle a love for my garden despite all the problems it has.  I had to toss a lot of tomatoes because they were badly bitten and rotting on the vine, but I still managed to scrape enough to fill an entire bucket!!



I guess it isn't so bad to lose a few.  Most of these are going to be canned for eatin' later, but our pantry isn't large enough to stock a year's worth of canned tomatoes.  Thankfully (or not), I doubt I'll be able to grow that many.  I think I need to plant a lot more vines next year assuming that tomatoes and I have finally come to a mutual understanding of one another.



4 comments:

  1. Very nice! Out tomatoes almost got eaten by the deer while we were gone for three days. Saved by building a fence.

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  2. Just remember that you are weeks ahead of us in the southeast. We have flowers on the vines, but nothing else... yet. so enjoy your fruit!

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  3. Love the heart shaped tomato! Too cute. I saw your post on Sharing Natures Garden- I have the Rebel and the guy at Precision Camera told me to switch to manual, I was going to start playing with that today. You think it makes a difference? I have no idea what I am doing. Guess we will see how it turns out!

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  4. Randy - Oh noes! I'm glad they were safe!

    webb - It's hard to forget when the highs are in the 100s. :-P

    kacky - Thanks! I think switching to manual has made a huge difference in my photography!

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