I hate Tomatoes!

After being in their company for over a week…
I HATE tomatoes!

Their long vines tripping me and in some cases I couldn’t find the fruit…so I spent 4 days trimming them.
Then SO many started ripening so I had to pick pick pick like a mad woman. I had more tomatoes than I could find trays and places to store them! (And let’s not mention what damage the robins were doing!)

I had tomatoes everywhere! In trays along one kitchen wall…along the window sill…all around the kitchen sink and lastly on my large green cart/wagon…full to its very edges, on our deck! Let’s also not mention, my hubby’s shed…the counter there was over run with them! Fans were running everywhere to stop/slow down deterioration.

Along the kitchen wall. Part 1 of 2

Along the kitchen wall. Part 1 of 2

Along the kitchen wall. Part 2 of 2

Along the kitchen wall. Part 2 of 2

My back ached, my feet hurt, my hips burned…lifting and bending. Trying to keep all the varieties marked and properly named.
Then I started harvesting the seed. As I harvested, I took photos, tasted, wrote notes and took more photos.

As I worked, I was wondering if drinking some wine would help? First it would numb the pain I was having standing all the while AND second it could cleanse the palate between tastings. One tomato flavor was starting to run into another…
I quickly changed my mind…seeing as I don’t drink (much…ok so I have the total of a whole German beer, after 17 tastes stolen from my hubby…in a year…) AND I would need w-a-y more wine for this job!

What would my notes look like and would I eventually be able to find where I put the rest of the tomatoes or their names? And worst than that…would I be able to explain the photos on the web?
Finally I ran out of cups…
Thank goodness!

Unfortunately…I am just 3/4th of the way through!
Yup…over 100 varieties…and still (maybe) 20 or so to go. That’s the row along my kitchen wall….AND a few more I need to check out…still in the garden. Have to check my record book (my inventory bible) !
I need TIME OFF!

For your eye-candy pleasure, I will be posting MORE (delicious) photos shortly…
Cheers,
M


One Comment

Janet Schultz

I would love to purchase several of your seeds and would like to know if it is okay to use your company’s name when doing my seed saving talks at local garden societies thanks.


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