Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tomato, ToMAHto

So, tomatoes are my favorite food. As such, I only eat them in their prime. Which, here in B to the more is August. Namely nearly my birthday (August 19th. I will be 30. Am scared) week. So, why are all of my tomato plants full of GREEN tomatoes? We have some flowers and some tiny tomatoes but nothing ripe. Well. We have had 2 ripe tomatoes since June (both now in quotes "Early" Girls) and one in June (yellow pear) and nothing else. For all of June/July we pretty much had zero flowers so at least these flowers speak of potential but we are going to Belgium for a little over a week in early September and I have horrible thoughts that they are all going to ripen then. Is it in bad taste to ask the neighbors to pick my tomatoes and then hold them for me? We have like 10 heirloom varieties I am dying to eat. This summer was supposed to be the summer of tomatoes, not the summer of suck. Le sigh.

5 comments:

Amy said...

But what about your peppers?

Rachel said...

You wound me, Amy!

Burnt said...
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Burnt said...

Your birthday is Aug 19? Happy early birthday. Mine is Aug 17. I will be 29. Any advice for year 29?

De in D.C. said...

I'm not that far from Baltimore, and started picking tomatoes last week or so. The grape tomatoes have been producing for almost a month, and hit their stride a couple weeks ago. I usually get fruit a few weeks later than normal since I don't have a lot of sun in my yard, so I'm surprised I have full-sized fruits before you do. All I can say is hang in there... And if you want to drive to NoVA I can offer you a basket of Southern Night's (a fabulous little black determinate - highly recommend).