We shopped both separately and together for plants and seeds. We shopped while hungry, I think. Hungry for Mexican & Italian food apparently because … we ended up with a lot of tomato plants.
If you aren’t laughing right now, I’m prone to thinking you’ve never had a garden before.
Just a hunch.
And that’s just fine… we hadn’t either, so I assure you, that when I bought tomato plants on my solo excursion, I was expecting 10-15 tomatoes to be the yield off of each plant for the entire summer.
I’m saying, I thought each plant would kick off 10-15 and then shrivel up and die because it had given all it would give.
Someone grab a buzzer. I was so very very wrong. For as much as I google stuff, you’d think it would have crossed my mind to research tomato plants.
And so because we are sharing our plot and both our families love tomatoes, I thought for sure that forty-whatever plants giving us 10 (for the sake of easy math) tomatoes a piece would give each of us about 200 tomatoes this summer and that would be great for making sauce and eating and sharing and …
Let’s just put it this way.
This is half of what we picked yesterday:
This is what I picked TODAY, minus a few I shared on the way home:
This bowl? It’s more than a foot in diameter. So you can guess right there that some of those tomatoes are huge. I picked 45-50 tomatoes today
So I guess I’ve learned… tomatoes turn red overnight and WOW are they ever amazing. AND. 10-15? Out of the question. I’m going to guestimate … I don’t even know. I just don’t even know. I am excited to see what tomorrow brings though.
Local friends, don’t scratch your head if you find a care package on your doorstep. God is good, the garden is plentiful and we are so very very thankful for RAIN!