Smug Bastard of Abundance You were all proud of yourself when this tomato plant that you grew from seed actually produced fruit. Hurrah! So what if it’s only one tomato and the plant is completely disfigured! You did it! Man, I bet even P. Allen Smith would be proud!!! “Great job growing that one tomato, my friend!” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related 23 thoughts on “Smug Bastard of Abundance” Add yours Congrats! Um … do you think you should put a sling or something under that tomato? Reply It’s already in a sling, actually. It’s like a patient on full life-support, fighting for its life. Reply Ha! Gardening is hard! You are making me laugh (but then a sighting of P. Allen Smith usually does that to me)! This year I did something I’ve never done before–I dug up some self-seeding tomato starts that had randomly appeared in my veggie patch and potted them up, nursed them with lots of water, compost and fertilizer and planted them out. Hope I get more than one tomato as a reward for my efforts! Reply I’m sure you will, Bria. I actually do have a more successful tomato plant growing behind that puny one…I just couldn’t resist the funny juxtaposition between that sad tomato plant and P. Allen’s bumper crop. Reply That is beyond any doubt the mankiest looking tomato plant I’ve ever seen. And I thought my cherry tomato plant was bad, with its yellowed, curled and chewed leaves and fruit the size of a marble that steadily refused to ripen all through the summer. Even the lizards wouldn’t eat them when they dropped. I love the way yours has to have its big, lolling tomato head held up, as its neck is too weak to support it. This just proves how difficult growing your own food really is, despite the lies to the contrary that us garden writers spread….. Reply It’s like Charlie Brown’s tomato plant. Reply LOVE the sling. I can cast no stones. I gave up growing cherry tomatoes on my deck about four years ago when the blasted squirrels would take one.single.bite out of each one as it was almost ready for plucking. Reply That’s maddening. I hear it’s the water within the tomatoes that they seek in the height of summer. Reply I can’t believe you didn’t include Martha Stewart as well. I cast my lot with my CSA. Reply Getting your veggies at the CSA is very sensible. So is getting them at the grocery store. There are many reasons to grow your own veggies, but I don’t believe that practicality is one of them! Reply That looks like the melon I started from seed. @$#! sow bugs. Reply Too funny, Susan. I am determined to harvest and consume this tomato, though, no matter what! Reply Thank God for farmer’s markets! If I ever grow vegetables, I will require at least one acre garden–that way, I’ll be guaranteed to get at least four tomatoes out of it. Reply Good thing nobody’s relying on us to feed the world or anything. Reply It looks like the tomatoes out in my “vegetable garden”. 😦 Reply A tomato volunteer came up in my front yard. I had a young man come over to rake leaves. I took him to the tomato plant and said, “This is a tomato plant. See the baby tomatoes.” I did not think it necessary to add “So don’t rip it up.” But it was because he did. Those tomatos looked like they might have been the best I had ever grown. If it’s not racoons and squirrels it’s humans. Reply You actually had tomatoes volunteer, Mary Jo? What in the heck am I doing wrong? Reply Alrihgt alright alright that’s exactly what I needed! Reply This cracked me up! Reply I found another volunteer in the same spot yesterday. I don’t know if it will make it through the brutal summer but I intend to baby it along. I have no idea why I am getting these volunteers. God knows I’m a lousy gardener. Both the previous plant and this one must be from the same parent since I have only planted one tomato in that area of the front yard. Wish I could remember the variety…. Reply I’m predicting more normal tomatoes when it cools down some, and a trip to P. Allen’s place in the near future. He is probably rolling at your occasional inclusions of select poses! Reply I don’t know….P. Allen would have to have an awfully good sense of humor to invite me to his compound. I mean, I DID just call him a Smug Bastard after all. Reply Hola mi nombre es Joel y quisiera saber …Que opinas sobre Beyonce, ya que parece una maquina de hacer dinero y solo quisiera vender discos ? Es verdad que la fama es capaz de cambiar a las personas ? Cuan fuerte puede ser la influencia de este mundo musical donde se mueve millones de dolares para generar mas millones ?Y cuando vienes a Peru ?GRACIAS POR TUS RESPUESTAS ANMTEIPADAICNTE !!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.