Down on the Allotment

Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a courtyard garden. Which edibles will tolerate less than ideal growing conditions. Discovering how veggies can grow in partial shade.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Week in the Life of a Tomato

 Once upon a time there was a Beefmaster tomato living in Matron's Greenhouse.
 All of a sudden one day the colour changed a little as the tomato was feeling the sunshine on its back and decided to start ripening.
 So each day as the sun shone the tomato gradually started to change colour, a bit more each day.
  The sun continued to shine and the Beefmaster tomato continued to get redder and redder.
 The big tomato in Matron's greenhouse was beautiful and ripe and had started to smell of tomato.
 But hey! what happened overnight? Something had taken a great big nibble from one side of the lovely, ripe tomato. Was it a giant slug?
 Or was it a giant, yellow, four-legged, furry pest?  I wonder....
 So the beautiful, ripe Beefmaster tomato was turned into the most wonderful lunch a person could have. Fresh buffalo mozzarella, home grown basil, salt, black pepper, olive oil and garlic.
There wasn't much left on the plate after it was finished.
In fact there was absolutely nothing left after it was finished. And Matron and the giant, yellow, four-legged, furry pest lived happily ever after.

12 Comments:

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Midmarsh John said...

Ha ha - brilliant Matron.

 
At 9:37 PM, Blogger Liz said...

My dogs eat all the raspberries & blueberries.
I really must fence it all in this winter.

 
At 9:58 PM, Blogger Celia Hart said...

:-) lovely bed time story.

We've some lovely tomatoes now, tonight we had Madame Jardell's Black - halved and grilled with olive oil and basil to accompany our supper. Delicious!

 
At 10:06 PM, Blogger CJ said...

Lovely. Lunch looks wonderful, glad you enjoyed it.

 
At 12:38 AM, Blogger Cabbage Tree Farm said...

Yum, I can almost taste it from here!

 
At 1:32 AM, Blogger Gardeningbren said...

Oh that brought a smile to my face. Our Chief loves tomatoes...loves them, even store bought. Your yellow four leg has canine gourmet taste, to be sure.

 
At 12:12 PM, Blogger Maeve TS said...

fantastic, loved this post, so cute and funny

 
At 7:37 PM, Blogger Caro (UrbanVegPatch) said...

Love it! Lovely tale and delicious lunch (one of my favourites!) Wonderful that you photographed your tomato every day - what patience!

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger Captain Shagrat said...

Laughed my socks off, think you should write a Leo and matron children's book.....

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger Dawn said...

Very handsome dishwashing assistant.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Steve said...

MMMMMM my favourite starter.

 
At 9:29 PM, Blogger Aga Grabowska said...

Fantastic photos of the tomato, and I bet the taste of the salad was amazing!

 

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