Because I am a vegetarian, because I am madly and deeply in love with anything that encompasses tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella, because it is summer, because I have a patio perfect for planting pots I chose to work on building myself a garden this summer. Now one may think this is an easy task but my friends I am here to tell you this sister’s green thumb has a slight tint of brown this year. I think it is the scorching Oklahoma heat that has turned my thumb and tomato plant brown…..yes I am positive that is what happened, it has absolutely nothing to do with the fact I have never in all my life tried to grow anything. Despite the brown/burned leaves on my tomato plant, the dying flowers planted in the same pot, the shriveled up cilantro, my basil is thriving and I was beyond excited to see glistening in the early afternoon sunlight a beaming red ripe tomato.
A salad full of spinach, carrots, cucumbers, cheese, we CAN NOT leave cheese off my salads, eggs, and this vine ripe, super juicy, scrumptious tomato.
As I went to pull the tomato off the vine to add it to my salad I saw this………….
Yes, something took a bite out of my glowing finally ripe tomato.
Then pulled the tomato off the vine through it in the garbage and am now waiting for the only other tomato on the plant to ripen. I have put a high tech shocking devise around my tomato plant so to avoid another disheartening discovery.
A disconcert gardener