Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My First Tomato

What is that?

That is my first tomato of the year with a big bad spot on the side of it.

This tomato is about the size of a golf ball. The larger it grows, the larger the bad place gets.

I'm tempted to pick it now and toss it out. Maybe, a new tomato will grow in its place.

My first tomato of the season and it's already rotten before it reaches puberty.

It figures!


Rae said...

At least you HAVE a tomato!
With all the rain here, my plants are all about 3 inches tall.
Maybe you could put a little duct tape or band aid on the bad spot to keep it contained! ha!
Just remember that soon you'll be over run with tomatoes and you'll be sick of them!

Lola said...

I'm with Rae. Before you know it you won't know what to do with the number of tomatoes you'll be getting.

Margaret Hall said...

Ahhhh, the poor little thing! Just wait, as the ladies said, this little critter will be just a memory, but hang in there...

P.L. Frederick said...

As I understand it, if you remove it, another won't grow in its place because one flower makes one tomato, and another flower won't grow there. On the other hand, if you do pluck it now the rest of the plant will have more energy to grow the other tomatoes on the plant. Rock and a hard place. Or, you could do the lazy thing like I do: let it ripen then only eat what you cut from around the blemish. Maybe it won't be so bad.

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Patrick @ Toronto City Life said...

Tomatoes sure are fuzzy in your part of the world!

Don't pick the previous commenters noted, they grow from the flowers so unless there's another bud coming up, you won't get another tomato. Pick off the suckers to keep production going and if everything goes well, invest your energy in finding a suitable container for all the tomatoes you'll be harvesting.

Unknown said...

Well, lots of folks are sorta rotten by puberty!

I agree with Rae: at least you have a tomato!

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot



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