There are two things I genuinely love (besides my family, of course) great ideas and vine-ripe tomatoes. As Guy Clark sings, “you plant’s in the spring, you eat’em in the summer, all winter long it’s a culinary bummer.”
Looking at this plant of tomatoes sitting on the kitchen table, got me to thinking…tomatoes are like ideas.
Tomatoes have to be nurtured for quite sometime. You can put a tomato vine in the ground in the morning and think you’ll have tomatoes in the afternoon. Tomatoes take time. They’ve got to be watered, weeded and loved, if they are going to be good and tasty. You can’t let the grasshoppers, ever get to them and destroy the blossoms before they start to grow. They need just the right place to grow. They need to be picked at just the right time and set in the window sill until they are ripe and ready to eat.
Just put the word idea in place of tomato and you might agree.