One of our neighbors brought us a box of produce!
The tomatoes are the best ever! We had the sweet corn and one of those huge tomatoes for supper last night. The tomato was so meaty you had to cut it with a knife into bite size chunks….talk about flavor!
Curt has been growing produce especially tomatoes since he was a boy in Arkansas, he started growing tomatoes to sell to help out his family. He never tired of growing them and now at 80 something he still grows and sells them. He puts a sign out by his driveway and is known locally as The Tomato Man.
Curt knocked on the door yesterday and said here try these! Far Guy took him a whole bunch of “flats” the flat boxes to put produce in earlier this summer. Occasionally he has computer troubles and we try to help him out. He is all alone, his wife died several years ago.
He explained why tomatoes sometimes crack. We always thought it was uneven watering. Curt says “Night time temperatures that are cool makes the skin of the tomato tough and inside the tomato is still growing and finally cracks the skin.”
Curt grows mostly old fashioned tomatoes …ones he had good luck with over the years, if he can find the seed. We used to plant all of his seeds for him, he would come visit the seedlings in the vegetable greenhouse and about Memorial Day he would bring over his van and fill it with seedlings. Far Guy used to breathe a sigh of relief when those plants were gone.
This year we had two tomato plants out in the raspberry patch…they both died. We are not the gardeners that we used to be.