Our tomato plants are crowded this year. We put too many plants into too little space in the square foot garden. But despite these close living quarters the plants are producing tasty fruit. Andrew isn’t a huge fan of tomatoes. He doesn’t mind tomato products like pasta sauce and can tolerate small cooked bits of tomato. But it’s definitely not his food of choice. So even a moderate harvest is enough for us. Though I do like the years where there are enough tomatoes that I can freeze some and pull them out to make chili or sauce in the winter.
I love garden fresh tomatoes. Tomatoes in season taste so much better than the bland tomatoes from the grocery store during the winter months. This year I purchased three tomato plants from a vendor at Mill Market. They turned into very healthy, thriving plants that have been doing well despite out error in how we planted them. Bring on the toasted tomato sandwiches.