Thursday, November 19, 2015
My Q-tip and I
Made a tomato.
Actually we seem to have made several of them. It appears that maters are self-pollinated, although bees and the like can help the process.
However, wind seems to be more important to the deal.
Although this place is mighty drafty, the breeze doesn't seem adequate for tomato production, so I jiggled these blossoms around a while back with a Q-tip, and much to my surprise yesterday found little fruitlings.
Now it is just a matter of waiting for them to turn from green marbles to little red globes of absurd sweetness that simply explode with perfect flavor when nibbled....or gobbled, as is more likely by far.