I was thinking today that it's high time for a tomato report. This year, we are once again delighted by the amazing spectacle that is happening on the back deck. It's hard to believe that we planted these 56 days ago. It seems like it's been just a few weeks.
When instructing Chris to "look animated" as I used him as the frame of reference to demonstrate how tall the plants are, he said "if you think it's so easy you do it and give me the camera".
So I did. Successfully demonstrating (I believe) that it's not that hard if you put your mind to it. But lets get back to the tomatoes.
I would say there are at least 30 of them on these two plants. Medium sized and small mostly. I like a good medium sized tomato. A one serving portion all ready to go.
Every night after work I drop my stuff in the house and go out to see what has changed since the day before. Tonight for the first time I noticed the smallest beginnings of a tomato. Just about the size of a pea. Usually I don't spot them until they are a bit bigger than this.
Last year we picked our first tomato on July 19th. I think it may be a few days after that this year. Who can say for sure? The only thing I know with any degree of certainty is that the first tomato will be made into a nice juicy BLT. I. Can't. Wait.