It wasn't what I was expecting when I did my morning check for slugs and worms on the tomato plants. But here they are... my first harvest of tomatoes.
This is all new to me so I am going with instinct here ... the tomatoes look ripe ... so we harvest! All along I've wondered why these were turning red when tomatoes much larger on other plants are still very green. Then I read yesterday that this variety (Patio tomato) is a smaller tomato... makes sense now.
Today was a maintenance-in-the-garden sort of day. I mowed, edged, trimmed some ground covers and blew off all the surfaces. We were expecting some much needed rain this evening so it was breezy and almost balmy with high humidity and temps in the 80's.
For lunch I took a break. I was looking forward to it knowing that I was about to eat fruit grown right from my own garden. It didn't take me long to slice up all three tomatoes. I sat outside on the back lanai and enjoyed my tasty harvest alone. No sandwich, no lettuce or bacon or onion, just slices of tomatoes on a plate. There will be plenty more for all the combinations of summer sandwiches. It seemed only fitting to give this first harvest centerstage.
This is exciting stuff, people.