Monday, August 10, 2020

Of tomatoes and pumpkins....

.... I sing. The line is really, "Of arms and the man, I sing." Or, what will get you a few more marks in Latin, "I sing of arms and the man." It's the opening line of a poem by Virgil, that celebrates heroic deeds. I often use this line, adapted to the situation, when I see someone struggling to overcome various obstacles, or juggling a number of awkward items, at a time. As in, "Of diaper bags and strollers, I sing." Or accomplishing some spectacular feats, such as, growing giant tomatoes!

Yes, this year I have managed, to grow some giant tomatoes. I didn't do anything special with them - just the usual TLC, and that was it. No extra fertilizer, watering, pinching of suckers etc. Below is the biggest of the beefsteaks I planted.

When I first brought it in, it was somewhat orange in colour and looked like a pumpkin. However, within a day or two it ripen to a nice red. It weighs 1.25 lbs. has a diameter of 5" and a circumference of 15.25" It will go down in history, my history at least, via this blog (where I chronicle some of my more amazing feats :) as my biggest and best tomato yet.

Oh, and did I mention that this tomato also looks like it may give birth to some smaller tomatoes. Who knows, it is one "mother" of a tomato. I'll let you know how it tastes, when I eventually have the heart to cut it up.

Have a fruitful day!

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