Sunday, June 17, 2012


Yesterday I was out doing my mid-afternoon tomato patrol and there she was.  Peeking out from beneath a tomato vine, teasing me with her blush.  Beautiful green mottled with pinkish red.  I am sure I squealed when I saw it.  I mean, the first tomato of the season is the highlight of the gardening year, right?

I reached in, picked it, and as my 14 year old would say....


First tomato.

As I pulled her off of the vine I saw it.  A double whammy!  Catfacing and blossom end rot.  Now, I am not usually too picky about my tomatoes, especially early in the season.  I'll just cut around catfacing.  Problem is the blossom end rot actually rotted up into the tomato.

Tomato with catfacing and blossom end rot.

Oh mother nature, why must you tease me so??!!!  Please hurry up and give me a tomato.  Please??!!!


  1. awww, how sad. That would just make me cry. :( If it makes you feel any better, I probably won't see my first ripe tomato for another month. ;)

    1. I planted super early for us. Last year we got the first one at the end of July.

  2. Oh wow. That must be so frustrating! :(


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