Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bumper Crop



Earlier this year Blaine and I set off to Home Depot with confidence and determination. We were going to grow a garden. $50 later we had three tomato plants, one pumpkin plant, three big pots, soil and those little tomato cage things. This was going to be awesome. Blaine watered them faithfully every day. We made sure they were in the best sunlight. I did everything I could. Here it is the end of the season and I thought I would post pictures of our bountiful harvest. One. Single. Tomato. It may look big in the picture but do not be deceived. It was about the size of a marble. I ate it one night, I cut it in four pieces and tried to savor each one. So this, my friends, is the $50 tomato. I have pictures of me eating it but they are rather atrocious, so I thought I would spare you. We'll try again next year, but I don't know, my confidence is kind of lacking and I really could have purchased a lot of tomatoes for $50. You know, ones that I could actually slice up and put on a hamburger or something. So all of you who have squash and tomatoes coming out your ears you can bring me some, I won't be offended : )
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4 comments:

chelon:) said...

way too funny! better luck next year :)

Kathrin Paul said...

Well, at least you took a rockin' pic of that special little tomato.

Todd and Julie said...

Sounds like fun! Did you know you can buy seeds for 10 cents a package! They're at Walmart in the early EARLY spring season. You have to get them when you think it's still too soon to think of buying seeds. Buy them quick or they'll be sold out quicker than ever. Also, you can grow your own tomato plants from seeds - just buy a little "greenhouse" planter for $6 (and it even comes with the dirt). I wish I could send you some spaghetti squash from Utah. Better luck next year.

Wendy said...

I think it is hard to grow tomatoes in a pot. You remember the cherry tomato plant in the pot on the corner of the back patio? It has struggled all summer, producing dumb pea size tomatoes. It was a straggly plant and I finally ripped it out yesterday. (Every time I sat at this computer I looked out at it!) The point - try growing tomatoes in the ground.