You’re probably sick of reading how much I love my garden, but SERIOUSLY – it’s the best!
Yes, those are my cah-razy tomato plants! You can’t tell, but there are two in there and they’ve been producing like nobody’s business. Along with my tomato plants, in this photo you see my rosemary bush, onions and strawberries. What you can’t see is my poor thyme plant because the crazy tomatoes completely cover it. It’s still growing, though, so I’m happy about that!
The Sweet 100s variety of tomato I planted are the best tomatoes I’ve ever had (and Travis and Cecilia agree). There have been days where we just eat them like candy because they’re that amazing and tasty. As I’ve mentioned many times before, Cecilia LOVES helping water the garden and has become quite the tomato picker. She has been known to get carried away with the picking and a couple of weeks back she picked off an entire branch of green tomatoes 🙁 Her newest thing, though, is picking the tops off of the small tomatoes. She could probably do it all day and be completely content.
You may remember a few months back,how proud I was when I pulled my first carrots from the ground. Well, that reaction paled in comparison to pulling out my onions! When I first planted them, each plant looked like a bunch of chives, so to pull a good size onion out of the ground a few months later felt so good. And they were so tasty! I pulled them out on a day when I harvested a bunch of my larger variety of tomatoes, so I bought some limes, cilantro and a jalapeño and made the best salsa I’ve ever had. It was so fresh and since I knew I grew the ingredients, it felt so great to make that treat for my family to enjoy.
My strawberry plants have been producing few and far between, but it’s still great to have them and see the excitement on Cecilia’s face when she sees that she has a strawberry to pick and eat when we arrive to the garden. We go through about 2.5 pounds of strawberries a week in our house, and so far the plants haven’t lived up to their “high yield” descriptions that I was hoping would off-set the money we spend to keep our family in strawberries each week.
Since all of my onions are now harvested, I’ve planted two bell pepper plants and two anaheim chili plants in their place. I have wonderful dreams of charring the chilis for breakfast tacos and making a pesto calabrese with the bell peppers, so hopefully I’m able to keep them alive and see those food dreams come true!
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