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Thursday, 1 October 2015

The Squirting Tomato

This year I had tomato plants which were resistant to blight. These plants were bred so as not to be affected by the fungus which causes blight in tomato and potato plants. Such a fungus could be devastating to the potato crop in Prince Edward Island. 

If tomato plants are infected, the spores can be carried on the wind to potato fields causing economic catastrophe for the island's potato industry.

These tomato plants have borne numerous tomatoes this year and are still producing. 

I have cherry, plum and beefsteak size, though small varieties of each. 

They are so tasty and we enjoy them cooked in salsa or jam, sautéed with pasta or fresh on sandwiches and salads.

                    Tomato Jam

Our granddaughters, Sylvie and Caitlin love tomatoes, especially the cherry kind. 

During a recent visit, they enjoyed some fresh cherry tomatoes for lunch. As she munched on one of the ripe, juicy red beauties, the tomato juice and seeds squirted over Caitlin's hands and dress.

Two year old Caitlin does not like to have dirty hands. She held up her hands and said, "I bit the tomato and it pooped on me."

After all, children do relate to the world in terms they already know.

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