Here is my first tomato. I have officially won the yearly competition to produce a tomato before the 4th of July. A little tomato to be sure. But still the promise of more to come.
How to grow a winning tomato?
The little tomato rolled off the chopping block and onto the floor while being prepared but I applied the 3 second rule, nabbed it and ate it anyway. And as you can see my floor is not the cleanest of floors. But never mind. It was VERY tasty. (the tomato not the floor) I know I should have shared it but there you are. There are many, many more on the way – all the tomato plants are either fruiting or flowering.
You may say Tomayto and I say Tomahto but the competition is now officially called off. I WON for the first time.
The fencing is almost done and in this heat one would imagine that a quick dip in the pool would be in order but sadly the pool has sprung a leak while being refilled after the spring clean. So as not to waste the water we are siphoning it off into the vegetable gardens (there were no chemicals in the pool yet) . Once it is empty Our John will have a look to see if he can find the leak. Though I fear that will be like looking for a needle in a haystack.
However until then the cucumbers and courgettes will be well watered and cucumbers like a lot of water.
It is raining again this morning. Yesterday morning we woke to rain too. Perfect timing. Rain at dawn.
I hope you have a lovely day.
PS. On a side note the song: The 30’s Gershwin song – Lets Call the Whole Thing Off, was as much about regional pronunciations as class distinctions.
Leaving me a very classy dame indeed, darling:
Read on –
“Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off“ is a song written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin for the 1937 film Shall We Dance, where it was introduced by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers as part of a celebrated dance duet on roller skates. The song is most famous for its “You like to-may-toes /təˈmeɪtoʊz/ and I like to-mah-toes /təˈmɑːtoʊz/” and other verses comparing their different regional dialects.
The differences in pronunciation are not simply regional, however, but serve more specifically to identify class differences. At the time, typical American pronunciations were considered less “refined” by the upper-class, and there was a specific emphasis on the “broader” a sound. This class distinction with respect to pronunciation has been retained in caricatures, especially in the theater, where the longer a pronunciation is most strongly associated with the word “darling.”