So remember when I decided to become a tomato farmer and was all:
And then I waited and waited and watered and watered but nothing happened?
And then it finally did start growing but got all bendy so I used an upside-down tomato cage (due to extreme foliage) and a bunch of shiny purple ribbon to help but it only made the bend-i-ness worse and the main stalk pretty much broke in half?
Well all of the stress (and Miracle Grow) was worth it!
Re-inactment of the dance I did when I noticed the ripe tomatoes:
Okay, so it was a little more intense than this. Fine...it was A LOT more intense. I was alone, though, so it was okay.
The first two tomatoes I harvested from my plant:
And what was the best thing to do with the juicy, perfectly ripe tomato? Why, make a b-l-t sandwich, of course!
With only one bite, it was clear that I would never buy a tomato again. There's simply no comparison. Home grown tastes better. Like, way better.
Way, way, way better.
And now, the little-plant-that-could is FILLED with ruby red tomatoes. There are so many, in fact, that I'm going to make some tomato sauce. I've made it before with canned tomatoes and it was good so I just can't WAIT to try a batch with fresh ones...
fresh ones that were GROWN BY MEEEEEEEEEEE!!
So although there were a few snafus, and the plant was almost decapitated with my lack of general plant knowledge, it all worked out in the end. So well, in fact, that I'm already figuring out where I can put a second plant next summer. Yes, you read that right - next summer I am considering one additional plant, for a total of TWO plants! And you know what that means, right?
Lasagna for everyone!