The tomatoes are coming!
This is my absolute favourite part of being a gardener and growing food: tomato season.
I’ve been anxiously watching my tomato plants for any visible signs of ripening fruit on those vines and finally, over the last few days, they’ve begun to ripen to readiness. Nate is almost as excited as I am when we find a tomato that is ready to pick. “I find one!” he shouts, pointing at the fruit on the plant.
So far I have harvested (or come close to harvesting) four different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, including, pictured above, clockwise from the bottom left, ‘Paul Robeson’, ‘Garden Peach’, ‘OSU Blue’ (not quite ready yet) and ‘Green Zebra’.
Garden peach went beautifully with my bagel and hummus for lunch on Friday. On Sunday morning we enjoyed the Paul Robesons sliced with bacon and garlic mayonnaise on multi-grain toast. Green Zebra was sliced and topped our Buffalo Chicken sandwiches for dinner last night. Graham took wedges of green zebras in his lunch to work today, to eat with nothing but a dusting of salt and pepper. Just talking about fresh garden tomatoes has my mouth filling up with saliva. Mmmm.
There are many more varieties to come! Stay tuned for more mouth-watering pictures of tomatoes right out of our garden.
(All of the images above were taken with iPhone 4, with no filters applied and the collage was composed using the F.Maker.HD app.)