my complete crop from this year ...
two tommy toe tomatoes ...
harvested yesterday evening
as I was on my way to bed.
you have to understand
that we did not plant any kind
of vegetable this year.
this year will go down as the
early september i noticed with surprise
that one of my outside planters
filled with dirt and weeds
had a volunteer.
a tommy toe tomato from last year
had self-seeded. it was an itsy bitsy
plant when i noticed it.
i was delighted by this discovery, but also
felt sorry for the fledgling tomato plant.
this little bit of edible hope is not going to make it,
it's too late in the season.
however, it continued to grow and grow
albeit a bit spindly.
the summer and early fall remained hot and eventually
i noticed a couple of very small green tomatoes
but continued to hold out little hope.
mid october i asked my son to bring
the house plants that had summered outside back inside.
along with those plants he also brought in the planter
with the tomato plant.
i set the plant by the window but held out
little hope. i noticed that the tomatoes were still green
but a bit larger.
and then i forgot about the plant.
yesterday, i took pity on the plant which had practically
drooped to the floor from lack of water and light.
and that's when i noticed these two red
aren't they just delightfully perfect?
this evening my youngest son
had them for dessert.
he declared then the sweetest, juiciest tomatoes ever..