NEWS FLASH (SWIPE LEFT FOR FARM-TO-TABLE LIFE CYCLE OF TOMATO FRUIT): Harvested my first-ever tomatoes 🍅!!! Who woulda thunk that a little packet of tomato seeds, variety unknown, that arrived as a gift with purchased seeds from an online supplier, would result in ACTUAL TOMATOES?! So delighted! Any idea what kind of tomatoes I'm growing? What are your favorite tomato recipes? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These two tomatoes are precious to me - and they packed astonishing flavor! A shock to the system compared to store-bought tomatoes! From planting nine seeds to watching nine seedlings (100% germination!) sprout to thinning a few plants (*sob*) to hand-pollinating flowers to excitedly seeing fruit form to anxiously awaiting ripeness (took forever for the tomatoes to turn color), it's been magical.