Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Stolen Tomato

This past weekend I was looking forward to enjoying our first larger tomato (as so far all of the tomatoes harvested have been Tumbling Toms), and saw that one was close to ready while I was watering it in the morning. I figured I'd give it until the afternoon to ripen further. But lo and behold, when I went back to harvest it, someone had already cut it off the vine. So now I have been patrolling my tomatoes as a few more are close to being ready.


  1. Oh no, that's too bad. It's always frustrating to have your crops eaten or stolen by someone/something else.

  2. Welcome to my morning ritual so shaking my fist and yelling at the squirrels like an old man. Damn Yous!!! Frickin fuzzy rats eat any tomato that gets over an inch.

    We'll see if they like the Cayanne Pepper I laced em with.

    Hee hee hee.

  3. All these tomatoes that I took pictures of last night, gone! But I think I found out what happened. I called my neighbor, who I thought may be taking them, and she told me that her mom has been the one picking them. so I asked her to please stop, as I will gladly share (since I am using the space behind their house, and I said I would share for letting me use the space), but come one, at least let me have a few of the tomatoes that I am growing. . . so hopefully the problem of the continued tomato theft has been resolved

  4. sheesh! did she think you were growing them for her? :)
    i know some people who helps with problems such as yours...

  5. Looks like I have finally come to an understanding with my neighbor, I had to tell her not to pick any, and that I would bring her some from time to time. That has seemed to work so far, although, the first time I brought some over to her, the first thing she said was "Is this it?", but regardless, I am still taking some to her every now and then, and she has stopped picking them herself.