Nope. This isn’t about strawberries AGAIN. Today, I noticed the 1st tomatoes of the season. Al Kuffa is the winner. Al delivered 1st. There are five tough bushes all with several tomatoes. The stem end of the fruit reminds me of fairy caps. It’s exciting to see the 1st successful tomatoes arrive on the plants grown from seed. The fruit should be medium sized. Chives are planted along with the Al Kuffas as companion plants to ward off pests. This variety comes from Iraq and will no doubt be able to endure all that Bakersfield summers will dish out. Since these are dwarf bushes rather than vine type tomatoes they are supported with old wire cages that have supported many, many tomatoes over the years. Farmer MacGregor has constructed all the tomato supports for the remaining tomatoes to be strung. I hope to be able to post about the gentleman farmer’s handy work over the Memorial Day weekend.