Well, the tomatoes are finally turning red. I was able to harvest one good one from my garden. I haven’t done anything to amend the soil to improve the Blossom-end Rot problem that I was having, but the tomatoes seem to be getting over it on their own. I just picked off all of the bad ones. It looks like all of the rest which are just starting to turn red are going to be okay… but the tops of them are splitting open (another problem I need to figure out… too much water maybe??).
I’ve been checking progress in the goat’s tomato patch, and was excited when I found one of the tomatoes had turned a beautiful bright red. I’m so glad the goat’s haven’t had any interest in eating them! (Funny, huh?)
Here is a picture of the two tomatoes I harvested:
As you probably already guessed, the one of the left is the one from my garden. The picture perfect one on the right came straight from the goat’s pen. Gorgeous, huh?! I sliced it and ate it on a delicious turkey sandwich for lunch!
But now I’m kinda worried about the safety of eating the tomatoes from the goats. There is fresh goat’s droppings all over the place in their pen, including all around the tomato plants. Is it safe for me to be eating them? Obviously I’m washing them well, but could I get E Coli or something from them? I’ll be so sad if we can’t enjoy those perfect tomatoes. There are a ton of huge green ones just waiting to ripen. I’m imagining a nice canning session, if all goes well.
Somebody please tell me it’s okay for us to eat these gorgeous tomatoes!!
I wish I knew what kind they are! Maybe I can save the seeds from them and purposely grow them again next year.