Thursday, August 03, 2006
Nothing life threatening or earth shattering, but I now remember WHY we don't grow tomatoes here...
For the past several weeks, the kids and I have painstakingly watched over and cared for our 4 tomato plants only to produce ONE, I'll say it again, ONE stinkin' tomato.
It was a beautiful ONE, perfectly shaped, great size, and days from becoming ripe.
I have pondered in my mind how, once this lovely specimen was prime for harvesting, I would split it between seven of us. I thought to myself, self, take a picture of it with the kids, you know, for the blog update!
Well, the other day, shortly after noticing that the tomato was on target for harvesting according to our calendar dates, the tomato went missing! AAAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!
Some lowly critter has apparently been eyeballing our fruity attempts and took advantage of our inexperience in gardening swiping the relished reward before we could harvest it ourselves.
We have several disappointed folks around these parts, and inquiring minds as to why out of 4 plants we have only been able to grow one tomato.
On the other hand, the basil is doing well! I guess critters don't like basil...
Posted by K at 1:57 PM