Thursday, 23 April 2009
HOMEGROWN TOMATOES - by Michael J. Solender
Yet another debutant - the second from 'across the water'...
There simply was no other place for him to put the tomatoes.
He absolutely had to have homegrown tomatoes this summer. Heirlooms, Better Boys, Early Girls and his beloved Teardrop Cherry Hybrids. Homegrown it would be.
Caprese salads. Tomato risotto. BLTs. No, store-bought would just never do.
He broke out the spade and had a box by his side for garden debris.
“Honey you just can’t dig there,” his wife pleaded, “you positively can’t.”
“Sweetie,” he offered a compromise, “I’ll move your folks back in the fall, I promise.”
Michael J. Solender is a freelance writer based in Charlotte, NC. He writes a weekly Neighborhoods column for the Charlotte Observer and NEVER runs with scissors. His fiction has appeared online at 6S, Powder Burn Flash and Flashshots (soon). He blogs here: http://notfromhereareyou.blogspot.com/