The warm weather the last week has caused my tomatoes to wake up. All of a sudden I have three or four ripe tomatoes every day. I also realized that I have a problem.
I have a wall of tomatoes. They are huge, leaning in to the fence, and there are tomatoes all of the place in side that lush greenery. There is also what is left of my poor inadequate tomato cages.
I'm going to have to bring a headlamp, flashlight, or some other light source down in there to find them and navigate getting them out of the tomato cages. Not that I'll mind of course, I'd do anything for my home grown tomatoes.
So far most of them have been eaten straight or put in to salsa. I'm really enjoying that the tomatoes, onions and jalapenos all have come out of my garden. The cilantro grew too fast for the tomatoes, so I've been getting that from my favorite herb pusher at the farmer's market, Dehn's garden.
Next on my list is caprese salad. I still have yet to find a good fresh mozzarella here in Minnesota. Those two years in NY living in the same building as the Fratelli Ravioli store that made the stuff on site have me spoiled. I have thought about trying to make it myself, but that scares me just a little. I'll also have to get some basil from Dehn's tomorrow. Apparently basil cares about crop rotation and soil quality. Who knew?