I just ate one of the tom's that came out of my garden. I picked it a few days ago and it was starting to look a little sad with it's cracks and odd coloring. So I ate it. It was really tasty.
One the other counter, there is a single store bought tomato. It is perfectly round, uniformly red and could be on the cover of a magazine. It's been there at least 5 days longer than the fresh one I picked, and it still looks great. The more I look at it, the more I wonder why it still looks good? What are they doing to those tom's that they keep so well? Where did it even come from?
I'm almost afraid to taste it, esp. after tasting my home growns. I'm sure I'll be disappointed. I'm no food elitist, but it makes me feel good to eat something I've grown. Esp. when it tastes 100x better than something bought.
I think I need to double the size of my tomato bed next year.