|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.