Last week in sewing chat, Val asked if I had tomatoes yet. She actually meant tomato plants, and I replied that the yellow pear (heirloom variety) cherry tomato was about to ripen. Since then I had harvested four little yellow pear tomatoes off the vine.
|yellow pear heirloom cherry tomato plant, about four foot tall|
Now, for the only tomato plant I won't be saving seeds from, the husky red ("hybrid") cherry tomato. "Hybrid" is in quotation marks because it is not a true hybrid like a rutabaga is, but more of a tomato-mutt/crossbreed.
|Husky red "hybrid" cherry tomato plant that survived three hard frosts|
Well, we've both had our bowl of cereal, and the outdoors beckon. Hubby is burning the fourth downed tree, which like the third one shattered before it even hit the ground due to insect and woodpecker damage.