29.6.06

You Say Tomato, I Say Tomato

left to right: Sweet Basil, Bachelor Buttons, Tomato, Snap Dragons and Gardenia(not one of the original seedlings)
So I won't bother discussing the others since obviously this tomato plant is getting crazy big. Twenty-one inches to be exact. I need to wire it soon!
Few notes on tomatoes from, who else but our lovely, collaborative, Wikipedia:

  • The story goes that the lingering doubts about the safety of the tomato in the United States were largely put to rest in 1820, when Colonel Robert Gibbon Johnson announced that at noon on September 26, he would eat a basket of tomatoes in front of the Salem, New Jersey courthouse
  • Arkansas takes both sides by declaring the "South Arkansas Vine Ripe Pink Tomato" to be both the state fruit and the state vegetable in the same law, citing both its botanical and culinary classifications.
  • Since "vegetable" is not a botanical term, there is no contradiction in a plant part being a fruit botanically while still being considered a vegetable.

2 comments:

Jeannie said...

YOU'RE a ripe pink tomato.

bean said...

i think the tomato plant should take over the blog, then the blog should be saved by a reformed rabbit, who has since learned the error of his ways. eh? eh?