Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tomato Slices

What's the perfect food?

Not a store tomato....
  Not a tomato in winter...
    Not a hydroponic one...
      Not a cold one...

A sun-warmed, home-grown tomato!  

My mom and dad know how to grow the perfect crop of tomatoes.  
1.) Decide (It's a gamble.) when you think the last frost has come and gone.  
2.) Buy some Early Girl, some Better Boy, and some Beefsteak plants at the Coop.  
3.) Cover the ground around the little plants with newspaper (to keep the weeds out later).  
4.) Put big cages around the little plants (because they'll grow huge and fill the cages) to keep them off the ground (where the tomatoes will rot).  
5.) Then, just keep them watered and wait for them to turn red (but not too red - I like them orangy-red)

Click on You Like Tomato, I Like Tomahto Red TomatoTomato, Tomado,  How Does Your Garden Grow,  Ode to the Tomato, or Tomato or Red to enjoy a Etsy treasuries (collections of vintage items and art work) celebrating the tomato.  Eat Your Vegetables or Good Enough to Eat are other treasuries that are colorful celebrations of all vegetables.  Healthy Ideas will encourage you to make good choices - including eating tomatoes! Through the Picture Plane celebrates the magic of paint.  And Food Paintings is just that, paintings of food.

1 comment:

  1. I love this painting and the tomatoes great use of color...Daniel