Tuesday, October 30, 2007

It's a party, come on over!

Well, it seems the stinkbugs invited their friends the butterfly and the beetles over to my tomatoes for a little get together! See them here, all enjoying some juicy tomato puree? I quit. The fight has gone all out of me and I'm content to let them feast for the brief time the plants have left. Shame on me, I know, but I can't seem to focus on the tomatoes any more. I guess it's because the last 3 or 4 tomatoes I took off of this plant were hard and white and green inside while they seemed very red and ripe outside, so it's not like I'm giving up a delicious crop. I actually sliced some last week and threw them away. So sad. But they were good while they lasted. And now I'm just hosting a big bug bash!

2 comments:

Annie in Austin said...

Our tomatoes were a big waste of time and energy this year, Diana - they were also left to the bugs and birds.

I wish you better luck next year!

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Diana said...

Thanks! It's such a shame, because I know what great potential there is in tomatoes. Oh well -- we had amazing tomatoes at my in-laws in Indiana who had their very best crop ever this year -- probably because they had OUR dry and hot summer this year, and we got their rain! My mother-in-law was lamenting that they were STILL eating tomatoes twice a day. A frost this week may have put an end to that, but I'm sure glad I got to enjoy theirs!