This is what I have been waiting all summer for: tomatoes and lots of them!
The garden has been churning out cucumbers like crazy…
…piles of peas…
… a few peppers (these are jalapenos)…
…but I have been patiently waiting for the tomatoes….and here they are!
The tomato plants had gotten so tall that they were well past the tomato cages. I tried propping them up with stakes, but alas, they have fallen over with the weight of the tomatoes and are now all over the place.
I have been picking at least a heaping handful of cherry tomatoes from my two plants every day for a week now, with more on the way!
They yellow cherry tomatoes are particularly tasty! They are sweet enough to eat for dessert! (or at least to chase a piece of chocolate)
I have yet to taste my first home grown large tomato, but I have a feeling it will be any day now!
Sure you will Leo. I don’t want to relive the lettuce monster with tomatoes!
If you remember one of my last garden updates, you know I had a few visitors nibbling on my garden (besides Leo). They ate the entire top off this carrot, so I dug it up to see how big it was. I would say it is less than bite size, but it was tasty!
Besides my sudden abundance of tomatoes, the garden has been fairly regular with it’s production. Jim and I have mostly been able to eat everything as we pick it, minus a few cucumbers that we gave to friends. I think that might change soon though. Between the tomatoes and the upcoming zucchini crop, we might have more that we can manage to eat ourselves!