“Harvest”, a copyrighted post, was written for my WordPress blog called Always Growing by Jan in Covington, Louisiana
The harvest has begun in earnest. Our four tomato bushes are still doing well and providing loads of fruit. I can’t believe that fruit is still setting with all the high temperatures we have been having the last two to three weeks, though I don’t know how much longer we can expect that. We have three Husky Reds and one cherry tomato that are growing in containerswhich is more than enough for the two of us. We have been having to water a lot. Sometimes two to three times a day, but it has been worth the effort. Biting into a red, ripe homegrown tomato is just heaven.
We have certainly enjoyed our tomatoes this year. We have taken some of the suckers and rooted them for a fall crop. So far these seem to be doing very well, so maybe this autumn we will have a repeat of our summer harvest.
Right now there are twenty of the Husky Reds and about fifteen cherry tomatoes on the window sill in the kitchen. With the afternoon sun shining on them, this is such a wonderful still life that just shouts – Summer!