Monday, August 2, 2010

Harvest Monday - The Gateway Veggie

Cue the music...

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Ah beautiful - a ripe tomato. This is not the first fruit but it is the first picture I managed to get this year as the kids (okay and myself) keep popping these earlies into our mouths.

Many people will recognize this gem of a fruit as the reason they got so hooked on backyard vegetables. On my favourite plant forum, Homegrown Goodness, in a post about garden related songs, was a youtube link to Homegrown Tomatoes by John Denver. You MUST listen.

"All winter without 'em is a culinary bummer"

7 comments:

meemsnyc said...

Nice tomato!

Stefaneener said...

There's a song by The Spill Canvas called "Gateway Drug" that's a huge favorite of mine.

Tomatoes may hook you, but wait until you try the harder stuff of broccoli, oh me oh my.

I made a kid wait until I'd taken a picture before she could chomp the first bean of the season, so I know what you mean!

kitsapFG said...

Getting the harvest photographed before consumption can be a real challenge - especially with berries and ripe tomatoes!

thyme2garden said...

Gateway veggie, oh I like it.

Stefaneener - I haven't tried growing broccoli yet, but you're scaring me with the "harder than tomato" talk!

Cheryl said...

That song was too cute. Folks really do love their tomatoes.

Daphne said...

I think a lot of people get into gardening with the tomato. A lot of veggies taste better out of the garden, but the difference between a supermarket tomato and a homegrown one is like tasting two different vegetables.

michelle said...

Definitely a gateway veggie. :-> And you have a charmer there!

Tomatoes are more difficult to grow than a lot of gardeners realize or can bring themselves to admit. When I was a master gardener we had a really big fat book all about everything that can afflict tomato plants, it's a wonder that anyone has the fortitude to grow them. Broccoli is much easier to grow in light of that...