The Long Awaited Tomato

Every year we get excited over the fresh  bounty of the season starting with fiddleheads, asparagus, lettuce, strawberries then moving on to peas,  beans, cucumbers and zucchini. But truth be told for many households, it’s just a waiting game for the much anticipated tomato. This year is our first time we’ve been able to cultivate tomatoes as we now have a yard with southern exposure.

Yes, we did overcrowd and perhaps did over plant in our exuberance, eight varieties of heirloom tomatoes. It is a joy to see them grow, prosper, take over the raised beds and finally start ripening.

All Hail the mighty tomato!

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And speaking of tomatoes….I’m super excited to be teaching a canning class up at Headwaters Community Farm just north of Port Hope (and Cobourg). If you’ve never been there, you are definitely in for a treat. Check out the link on the workshops page and hope to see some of you there!