Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Tomato from the Vegetable Garden
Solanum lycopersicum This herbaceous
plant which comes from a small yellow blossom is what
the deer were eating yesterday. I had been spraying
successfully with a commercial concoction containing
coyote urine but recent rains had diluted the concentration
making our last few tomatoes palatable to the deer.
Lycopersicum means wolf-peach. It is thought to originate
in the Peruvian highlands. It is in the nightshade family
which also includes potatoes, eggplant and belladona.