That is the smile of a happy gardener about to eat her first tomato of the season!
There are many tomatoes and other vegetables ripe and ready to be harvested.
Gardeners, if you aren’t in town, please give us the green light to pick from your plot and bring it to the food pantry.
Look closely along the soil line. See the roots growing near the base of the tomato plant?
This is why we plant tomatoes in a trench and lay them horizontally. Those additional roots that grow along the stem add to the vigor and get the tomato off to a good start.
Murray, a community gardener and tomato lover, deliberately planted this one horizontally at home in a tray before bringing it to the Pitney Meadows Community Gardens. See all the roots growing along the base of stem? They are white. This plant is off to a great start.