My Caged Volunteer was just about the right color and I knew any day now I would be picking this volunteer to eat on some multi-grain bread.
I had watched the Volunteer for over a month now and each day I would take the weights off of the bottom of the sheer curtain and pull up to see if the Volunteer had grown more and would it be just the right color and size to pick? Today after checking out the volunteer I knew it was the day to pick and eat! I was hoping for a beefsteak but this bright red healthy looking tomato was just right for picking and eating.
I gently pulled the ripe tomato off of the vine and carried my much watched prize into the kitchen for slicing and eating. I washed the tomato and carefully dried and sliced onto two sandwiches, for myself and husband. We ate the sandwiches considering ourselves thankful for this tasty red tomato caged volunteer that we had watched carefully for the last month or so.
The sheer curtain that I sewed and placed over the cage kept the tomato from being eaten by those pesky deer and I could see it as being a good invention maybe for next year. The tomato plant did get a lot of sunshine through the sheer curtain thus allowing it to ripen naturally.
Did You Know: Tomatoes have a cancer fighting agent called Lycopene!
Season: June – September
Tomatoes are a fruit and part of the nightshade family(like potatoes and eggplants).
Tomatoes come in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes.
Native to South America, and brought to Europe by Spanish explorers, the tomato took some time to be accepted because tomatoes were thought to be poisonous.
It was now until the 1900s that tomatoes started to gain popularity in the US.
This Caged Volunteer was a miracle work of GOD and GOD alone!