Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tomato Plants: Short But Interesting

The title of this entry is terribly misleading. "Short" refers to the length of the entry, and "interesting" refers, hopefully, to the content, or rather the small exposition about the content, tomato plants. But neither word is intended to refer directly to the plants themselves, while, clearly tomato plants can be both short and interesting, to the botanically inclined.

And in fact "short" as a valid descriptor for this entry is beginning to lose accuracy the more useless verbage I add in to pad out what may in fact be a less than "interesting" revelation about tomato plants. So it may not have been the greatest choice of titles, but, nearly three paragraphs in, it's too late to change it.

And so, here it is. The third paragraph, containing a short revelation about a sometime short plant in a continually lengthening entry with dubious interest for the readers: Tomato plants, even when very small, if rubbed or injured in some way, smell like fully developed tomatoes.

I think that's wild! It's the whole contained in the parts. It really caught me off guard the first time I noticed it. Apparently, even as small seedlings the plants already contain all the aromatic compounds that will eventually make their fruit perfect for salsas, sauces, and tomato mozzarella sandwiches.

Mother Nature is one groovy chick.

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