the tomatoes that took forever to ripen


At the beginning of this summer I went with my mom to one of her favorite gardening stores. I wanted to get some fruit, vegetable, and herb plants, so I picked up some strawberries, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, and mint. 

They started off as tiny green things and have morphed in the last couple of months into giant plants. The strawberries aren't doing too hot and ants keep getting to the strawberries before I can, but the tomatoes are doing well. 

That is, until it's time for them to turn red. 

They just sit on the vine, fully grown, happily green and light yellow and light orangey-red. They are taunting me. So many tomatoes, ready to be eaten, if only they would turn red. And so, I wait.