Thursday, January 14, 2010
tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes
The tomato patch in the garden is yielding a bounty of them right now, but sadly more than half of them have worm holes. Those pesky little buggers! It's really hard getting a perfect, unblemished tomato without using pesticides. Also, since Monday's 43C heatwave there were several that got sunscalded [where a patch exposed to the sun turns white, squishy and rots] Some have more than half of its flesh eaten by caterpillars. It's quite interesting seeing the different varieties of tomatoes. Some are small and round, some have ribbed surfaces, others shaped like an eggplant. I'm trying to think of what to do with them. Tomato tarts? Tom Yum soup? Any ideas?