It's All In The Timing...Somebody told me my tomatoes will all ripen at the same time.
Huh? Can this be true?
There's about 15-20 little green ones hanging there right now.
I buy two tomatoes at the store and hope to use the second one before it gets all squishy.
What do you do with a dozen at once?
This may be a set back to my status as a veteran farmer.
I adopted that title after earning my Green Thumb by planting a small patch of wheat when I lived in Kansas.
It was just outside of Kansas City, Missouri.
You could gather my whole Winter Wheat crop with your two arms forming a circle.
My then-wife suggested I pull it up from her garden and throw it away. "You can't eat wheat," she said.
I'll always remember that line!
Years later, I planted a crop of peanuts when I lived in Tallahassee, Florida.
It WAS fairly close to Plains, Georgia.
And, I HAD met President Carter.
Not too unusual to think about peanuts.
But I must have done something wrong.
They didn't come up "boiled."
(Click on the photos for more details.)
When it snowed, I called the Kansas Wheat Commission and asked what I should do about the snow?
They seemed confused when I asked if I should brush it off or ignore it.
I left the little plot alone and it was just fine.
This alone should have earned me the title Farmer of the Year.