Black Bean Burgers w/ cumin salsa ketchup, lettuce, 3 paper thin slices of the $50 cherry tomato, a side of roasted oven baked sweet potato "fries" and some melon. It was beyond yummy. It...
yes, that's a "$50" in front of "tomato".
The thing is, I bought 3 tomato plants this year and potted them on my back deck. I slide them from L to R each day to follow the sunlight around. It's fun stuff. It's worth it though, because I knew I would get to enjoy the fruits of my labor in the form of fresh tomatoes. I figured each plant should produce about 10, giving us a nice spread of around 30 tomatoes over the course of the growing season.
I figured the initial investment of $50 was OK. Had to pay for the plants. Had to pay for the pots. Had to pay for the potting soil. I can reuse the pots & such for next year... won't that be fun?
And. Fun is not where my head is at right now.
The 'EFFING squirrels ARE MAKING ME INSANE! They steal the fruit right off the plants right as they begin their turn from deep green to "yellow green". We've YET to see anything grow large enough or ripe enough to eat.
The ('effing) squirrels have trouble stealing from the upside down tomato plant though, so one of my plants has been spared.... it's not doing the best though, and it's a Cherry Tomato Plant. It gets a little less sun light b/c I can't move it all the time.