Wednesday, September 16, 2015
How I'm Going To Miss Them
Since I still haven't gotten our garden started and by started, I mean protected from the hordes of deer who rove through our backyard looking for anything green to eat, we have made due with a large planter box on our deck since the deer haven't figured out how to go up the flight of stairs to reach it. Due to the size, we mainly planted some salad veggies in the spring and some pepper plants and spices to use during the summer. We planted a whole bunch of tomatoes down on the farm but those died of blight this year so we got less than a half dozen quarts of sauce to get us through the remainder of the year, which was six more than we had last year. Since we were hoping for a lot of sauce tomatoes from the farm, we planted one single cherry tomato plant in our deck planter box. Unlike the other tomatoes, it thrived.
We have had cherry tomatoes now for over two and a half months. We eat them in salads, just snack on them whenever we are out on the deck, made them into tarts that got rave reviews where ever we took them, and many other things. However as fall descends upon us, it was on its last limbs and we wanted more salad veggies so we picked the last of the tomatoes off of it and my wife concocted up the bruschetta you see above. It was a very delicious sendoff to our dear departed cherry tomato plant. It is going to be a long winter without them.