Although I felt like the first tomato was ready early this year, everything else seems to be slothing along. There’s not a baby zucchini visible, the cucumbers are just starting to show signs of life, and my chili pepper plant is acting as if it has no idea that the summer is already practically over.
But the tomatoes, even though most of them are still green, cooperated enough to provide me with something of a harvest for my first night home: a few Stupice tomatoes, several yellow pears, and a solid handful of Mexican Midgets.
The Mexican Midgets are fabulous: sweet and tasty, everything a summer tomato ought to be. The yellow pear? Totally flavorless and blah. Maybe that will change, but for now, they’re destined to be roasted with a lot…and I do mean lot…of seasonings. I’m not even sure that roasting will help—it’s hard to concentrate flavor when there is no flavor to concentrate—but I have three productive plants, so I might as well try.