Real Tomatoes

Before I started traveling so much, I was staying home cultivating my garden. When I write “my garden,” I must qualify that statement as it sounds as though I had acres under cultivation. Actually, I had at most two plants: one Big Boy tomato and one cherry tomato. What a joy it was to shop for two beautiful tomato plants and then watch them grow and develop the first baby tomatoes. The last time I tried growing tomatoes, I employed the hanging upside down method. Although I had some of the greenest, healthiest leaves I had ever seen, the production of actual tomatoes was minimal. Nowadays, I don’t dare plant tomatoes as I am on the go too much. I recently returned from seven weeks in Europe and thought when I arrived at home on September 30th, now is the time to plant tomatoes in central Florida. However, with a Caribbean cruise upcoming in early December, once again the effort would end in abandonment. I surely would enjoy once again the taste of a deep red home-grown tomato. I suppose I’ll have to be satisfied with a can of Diane’s Garden tomato juice.



About bobosbest

I am an 80-year-old retired English teacher whose writing goals are fulfilled by publishing these blogs. I have a wonderful married partner, Dimitris Tsitsiras, who is from Greece. Life is good and still an adventure.
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2 Responses to Real Tomatoes

  1. Anonymous says:

    You were gone for seven MONTHS? Seemed like seven weeks to me (smile).

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