The early spring garden produced a lot of good lettuce, spinach and broccoli, but currently the tomatoes are taking center stage. There are a lot of them, plenty to share, and so far, fingers crossed, no major wilting or bugs have got to them.
I haven’t always eaten much raw tomatoes, although now that I grow them I eat them a lot more often. I will still usually only eat them fresh if they are homegrown because I can’t tolerate the pale flavorless mush that often comes served when eating out and I rarely buy them at the store. So I surprised myself when I sat and made a hearty lunch of the wonderfully large yellow “lemon boy” tomato seen in the picture below. I think this is my dream tomato, almost no seeds, low acidity but a lot of yummy flavor, thick pulp and very juicy. I happily ate the whole thing fresh with a few crackers and some cheese. I am eagerly awaiting the next ripe one!
Are you growing veggies this year? Which plants are your best producers? What’s your favorite tomato variety? Leave me a comment and let me know!