April 12th

First tomato

First tomato

First tomato

The first tomato of the season, thoroughly enjoyed with a bit of salt. The flavor of a homegrown tomato is a balanced mix of earthy sweetness and ethereal hubris.

Remember when I planted 23 tomato plants and everyone thought I was a bit zealous? Right. Well, they are now quickly developing from tiny green innocents to lush, juicy red delights. We are going to have more tomatoes than we know what to do with.

Frankly, I cannot think of a better problem to have.


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9 Responses

  1. Jealous!

  2. Woo hoo! Big times!

    I still can’t believe your first tomato of the season comes in April. That’s hysterical.

  3. Melissa April 13, 2010

    I did the same thing! I wonder if I feel like I want to feed the world. Go tomato crops!!!

  4. I am with Tina. Jealous.

  5. Mouthwatering! Oh yum….add some mayo, salt, bacon and 2 pieces of bread…you have my favorite summer breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  6. Mouth is watering.

  7. Sell them! You could undermine the pricy ones at Bashas’, Fry’s and still make a killing!

  8. YEAH! My first little tomato plant I’ve ever planted is getting a blossom 🙂

  9. I love that you took pics of the first one. Last year I took pics of my first one of the season and everyone laughed at me. 🙂