Sunday August 16th 2009, 6:44 pm
Filed under: My Garden

Remember this?

That little broken-off bit of tomato vine never did get planted. Its vase nearly dried out while I was in the hospital, since it wasn’t exactly the focal point of the family just then.  It only had a little spot inside the window and what water was left to it.

And yet. It kept on doing what it was created to do. One orange cherry tomato, full size and fully ripe.

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Wow! That is amazing!!!!
Like a little bit of magic fruit :-}

Comment by Diana Troldahl 08.16.09 @ 6:57 pm

We should be so persistent and faithful.

Comment by sherry in idaho 08.16.09 @ 7:19 pm

Now THAT’s raccoon-proof! Hah!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 08.16.09 @ 7:57 pm

Love it! Right after your post about regrowing roots I nearly killed one of my plants. After what you said I replanted. It’s thriving now.

Comment by Michelle 08.16.09 @ 8:04 pm

How amazing. I bet that one tastes better than all the other “regular” ones 🙂

Comment by TripletMom 08.16.09 @ 8:27 pm

Take that, Raccoons! Enjoy your tomato – and let me know if you want some more; I’ll bring some by.

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 08.16.09 @ 9:57 pm

You were right!

Comment by LynnM 08.17.09 @ 12:17 am

How wonderful! I bet it will be the sweetest one yet. I love stories like that!

Comment by Joansie 08.17.09 @ 4:52 am

That’s rather impressive! I hope it was as tasty and sweet as the little cherry ‘maters we’ve had.

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Comment by RobinM 08.17.09 @ 7:34 am

I think I can! I think I can! The little tomato that could!

Comment by DebbieR 08.17.09 @ 10:14 am

If I tried that, there is no telling what would happen. I have no green thumb — me thinks it’s black. Enjoy!

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Comment by Margo Lynn 08.17.09 @ 10:50 am

That little tomato plant mirrors your strength and perserverence. You are getting stronger and starting to bear fruit with the germination of your latest design.

Best wishes as you recover!

Comment by Lynn 08.17.09 @ 11:29 am

Hooray for the little tomato, for “hanging in” there with you.

Comment by karin maag-tanchak 08.17.09 @ 6:52 pm

that tomato hung in there until you got back!

Comment by susan 08.25.09 @ 2:10 pm

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