Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Basket Full

After our five-day excursion to Montana (post coming soon), I ventured out to the garden for the first time after work today. After seeing so many bright red tomatoes drooping off of the vine, I actually had to come back inside and grab the basket I purposefully bought for such a harvest. Yes, friends, I picked a whole basket full of tomatoes and one zucchini the size of my arm. We will finally be giving some of this goodness away! Be warned, some of the tomatoes are a little cracked from a combo of the heat and inconsistent watering, but they're just as tasty. Trust me, I tested. After picking a basket full of tomatoes, there are still dozens of green and yellow guys growing on the vines. I actually sent Jonathan to the store tonight to find something to help support them. I'm thinking that dose of Miracle Gro before we left for Montana was highly unnecessary. :)

The pepper plants also doubled in size while we were gone. The following picture is not the first bell pepper to pop up, but it's the first correctly-shaped and colored one. Following it is a picture to help explain what I mean.

I'm pretty sure that last pepper is supposed to be a green bell, but who knows! I like it and I think it looks neat. Hopefully we'll get to taste test it in a few days to find out. Well, I hope you're all having a fantastic Tuesday and if you don't get any tomatoes this time around, don't worry. There are PLENTY more ripening as you read this. :)

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