Summer Tomatoes


August in the Hill Country is brutal. Many days are 100 degrees and this year we've had high humidity. The heat saps your energy when you venture out of the house. As a result, my garden looks pretty sad. Most things have shriveled and I haven't had the time or energy to pull them up. And, although many gardeners have planted their fall crops, I can't bring myself to plant anything else in this weather. It seems cruel.

On the bright side, I've got some tomatoes that keep producing in spite of it all. A few pastes are hanging on. But, the orange grape tomatoes are still making sweet little tomatoes. I think next year, I'm going to give up on the big tomatoes and only plant these little guys.