Friday, August 07, 2009

Farmer's markets can be sexy!

Tara from Silver Lake Farms sent me this pic of a racy tomato grown by her friend Sabrina. Tara says "Sabrina grows the most perfect, gorgeous, exotic vegetables; each one is like an art piece. She sells at the Echo Park and Highland Park farmers' markets."

I wish I could say the same about my poor tomato. Yes, that's singular. The Prudens Purple tomato plant I bought at the Garden Show grew just one tomato, which I plan to eat this weekend. All the other flowers withered and died. At least it's a big one.
I did grow a few decent Romas, but basically, I guess I should stick to basil.

5 comments:

Eva said...

Don't feel discouraged. I'm in Atwater and grew Pruden's Purple last year. Like you, I got a single edible tomato--and it wasn't that great. For three years running, though, I've had great production and flavor from Black Romas (grape size) and Green Zebras. This year I added Japanese Trifele (among others), which was another winner--prolific and delicious. All of them were grown in containers.

SinoSoul said...

that tomato is at least 3 kinds of disturbing. ICK!

Ellen Bloom said...

Phew! That's one HAWT tomato!!

H. C. said...

Hopefully my fairly young basil plant doesn't wither and die -- I'll be using a lot of leaves for cocktail experimentation this weekend :P

mattatouille said...

hilarious