Ugly Tomato Contest

Here is the tomato I am entering in an Ugly Tomato Contest:

I harvested Big Ug last night:

Now I know that I have seen uglier tomatoes, but what want to show with this entry is how “ugly” does not mean inedible. As soon as I finish posting this and emailing my tomato photos to the cool folks at Soulsby Farm, I am sitting down and eating Big Ug with a freshly brewed glass of iced coffee.* An organically-grown, heirloom tomato is way more delicious than some GMO corporate “perfect” non-warty fake food “tomato.” Any day! You don’t even have to grow your own as there are some “imperfect” fabulous fruits and vegetables waiting for you at your local farmers market. What could be more beautiful than eating food that nourishes the earth and supports a real farm instead of a corporate factory, right?

Compost the warts and then dig in!

* Coffee locally-roasted by Ashlawn Farm

Day 157: Worm Farm

Let’s make a worm farm….


You just need two large bins. Poke holes in the bottom of the upper bin so that the water can drain. Keep the two bins separated by using a log. I put a couple inches of shredded paper in the upper bin and then filled with mulch. Had plenty of worms that over wintered in our enclosed composter so just transferred them and the compost they are working on to the new Worm Farm. Watered and will feed more kitchen waste as needed.