In my opinion, there is little that you can grow in your Summer Garden that is better than a tomato! They just don’t taste any better grown anywhere else!
Garden tomatoes represent so much of my childhood and the best parts of Summer. My Mom would trade them with neighbors, family and friends. There were tomatoes of all sizes and colors. Bags would appear at our back door. A neighbor couldn’t leave without a couple as large as her hands.
They were canned, carved, deseeded, sliced, diced, and pureed. My favorite tomato eater was my Grandma. She would eat a bowl of cherry tomatoes at every lunch. It was her standard Summer lunch.
I find myself eating almost as many beautiful tomatoes that Pat has grown at Spring Bird. This year he grew these dark chocolatey tomatoes, yellow, orange, grape, and plum. I can’t get my fill! I eat them with fresh mozzarella, crusty bread, basil, and lots of salt! It’s so satisfying to just revel in a bowl of tomatoes, and when they are ripe, you need to eat as many before they spoil!
Do you grow tomatoes in your Summer Garden? What is your favorite variety?
Anna Lentz, artist, writer, and creativity coach who blogs about making a creative life connected with nature at Spring Bird.