children showing their harvest
I really have to let the tomato plants go. Yes, it's about getting old, leaves drying, speed up by the scorching heat. There are swarms of aphids under the drying leaves. Like Vultures hovering around roadkill, aphids do exactly the same. Over million years of existence, aphids have perfected their sense of timing. Slightest indication of weakening plants, they hover and swarm like vultures. Nothing is wasted in nature.
So we decided to pull the plants, cut tomato plants into small pieces and put them in a plastic bag for the garbage lorry. The kids were around wondering what both of us were doing. They were more than happy to help. Each went home with a plastic bag of young tomato for their mother. They quickly came back and told that their Moms said "thank you". How sweet.... Then much later, a few mothers came around and chatted with Kakdah, about tomato, and other things ladies normally talk about.
So that's the last of our recent tomato plants.
But I already planted 6 new tomato plants
on other vegetable bed to let the ball rolling.
So tomato lives!!!
bangchik and kakdah