While on garden patrol this evening, I noticed some of the Mule Team tomatoes were lower in elevation. Upon further inspection I noticed that a vertical jute line had broken. The weight from the tomatoes was more than it could bear. The single line was replaced with a quadrupled piece of line. There were 8 tomatoes that busted loose. Sure. Fried green tomatoes are a wonderful dish (The movie and book are great too. I love Fannie Flagg.). Frying is so messy plus I need to reduce fried foods from my diet. These will simply sit above my kitchen sink until they turn red. Perhaps they will be diced up into a salsa.
Here’s the wall of Mule Team tomatoes that came tumbling down exposing the Henderson’s Pink Ponderosas that are not yet pink. Can you see the center piece of jute that had snapped from the weight and fallen to the ground?
The hornworms that escape me continue to graze on the tomato and pepper leaves. When I do catch them they are lazy, slow, and fat. Even though they are slow, when I catch them in the evening there are no birds in the yard to help so I have to act quickly. The best I could do on short notice was to use my garden Crocs. Don’t look if you’re weak.
Turn away if you’re squeamish.
If you tend to be moved easily to nausea, please move on.
Okay. Only the strong remain.
Don’t blame me.
Blame you curiosity.