Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You say "tomato," I say "feh!"

Meet my friends, Sad and Sadder:

People, this is my entire tomato crop. Three -- count 'em, three -- tomatoes. What the hell happened here?!?

Please don't tell me that I haven't watered enough. Usually I would be agreeing with you (I'm not so good with the remembering to water . . .). But I've been gone so much this summer that the fabulous neighbors have used my hose more than I have (that sounds dirty, but whatever).

I would suspect an evil tomato competition-type plot, but a) the fabulous neighbors have too much real stuff to do, and b) my hydrangeas are lovely -- so watering is not the issue.

What gives?!

Pathetic, isn't it, that because I've been gone all summer, my yard is more lush and green than ever before (tomatoes aside, obviously). Fabulous neighbors, I'm telling you.


  1. this from a wanna be gardener - give up on tomatoes and find a really good local stand nearby. You can learn to be satisfied enjoying the fruit of someone else's labor (especially when it comes to tomatoes)
    they also usually have good squash and other things to eat with the tomatoes. Randy

  2. You're right, Randy. When it comes to the vegetable garden, I have a theoretical green thumb, but something usually seems to go wrong.

    I had a good crop last year, but I think it was a fluke.

  3. I suck at plants, in general. So those look like real winners to me!

  4. I ate two of the three tomatoes yesterday. They were fabulous, but now there's exactly one more. I'm just sayin' . . .