The li’l lady has been out of town this week, which means: 1.) I’ve been fending for myself on the food front; and 2.) No new recipe this week. It’s tough for everybody.
But in the interest of keeping our culinarily minded readers sated, I figured I’d throw out the following topic: When do you pull the trigger and pick a tomato off the vine?
We’ve got six tomato plants going in our backyard, and they’re off to a much more productive start than last year’s modest inaugural crop. A few of the big first fruit are starting to turn red, and I’m always tempted to pick them before they’re fully ripe — mostly because I’d be pretty upset if a bird or rabbit chomped into a potential prizewinner before I got my hands on it.
So, vegetable gardeners, any tips on when to harvest tomatoes?