I just sliced and ate half of my first tomato this season. It's that slightly reddening one in the picture last blog. He is delicious and all warm from the sun and the 97 degree temps at the moment. I had a bacon (pieces) lettuce and Cherokee tomato sandwich with mayo. Um Ummmm good.
Carrie, if you see this, when I went out to tie up the tomato plant some more (my stakes have gone missing) I did as you said and applied a liberal strip of cello tape to the broken trunk and I am hoping to goodness that enough goes thru to nourish those tomatoes. I'd lose quite a few otherwise. I can't believe that this year I failed to stake the plant! I have never NOT staked it before. I allowed the robust look to lull me. Cherokee Purple are Heirloom tomatoes by the way.
He sure is ew-glee; the one I picked but oh so good. Very big...and I think I read they are beefsteak-like. Purpley red and green with black look to them too. Inside when you slice it is odd colored as well.
I'm alone now. The company has gone and the oldest was just here to do his laundry and stay overnight. We enjoy his company. My Katie Isabella loves my sons..those that she knows that is. She still hardly knows the youngest one.