The tomato plants are at that adolescent stage. Did you even know tomatoes had an adolescent stage? They probably don’t .. I just made it up. They’re producing more tomatoes than we can eat but not enough to can so I’ve been washing them and tossing them in a ziploc bag for the freezer. I can take them out once a week or so and thaw them and make pizza sauce.
Here’s this morning’s harvest. We have lots of cherry and Porter tomatoes getting ripe. There’s just nothing like a fresh tomato.
Potatoes for dinner, dug up the rest of the garlic, 4 hot peppers, a few tomatoes and, of course, eggs which I didn’t exactly grow in the garden.
The okra and peas I planted last week are poking their heads through the dirt. I can just hear them saying . . Oh please . . tell me we didn’t get planted in central Texas with the drought and those blasted grasshoppers! Yep, pretty unlucky, huh? I say the same thing when I walk out and see the dry, parched ground and those horrible grasshoppers.
The cucumbers seem to be doing well. The basil is recovering from the first attack of the grasshoppers. If all those baby squash I’m seeing grow up to be big squash, I’m truly going to be begging folks to take squash. I hardly planted any zucchini. It isn’t my favorite but Vince likes it so planted a few plants. A few zucchini plants could produce enough zucchini for the state of Texas though.
All the melons and cantaloupe that I planted last week is up.
Vince will till up where the garlic was and I’ll plant sweet potatoes there. I had ordered the slips from Southern Exposure and they didn’t come so I wrote them and they told me they had shipped them and I should have had them so they’re sending out more and they’ll be here the end of this week. That’s good customer service!
I’m so gald you said those were hot peppers because in the pic they looked a lot like green beans and I couldn’t figure out what to do with 4 green beans. That is quite a haul. We had the first farmers truck here today with strawberrries. Everything is late up here because of the rain. I wish I could send some of it to you, but I’m sure the stored moisture in the ground will be welcome later this summer when we will probably be in drought conditions too. I am so dying for a real tomato right now. A real tomato sandwich. Heavenly.
Just a thought. Why not catch a few of the grasshoppers, deep fry them and dip them in chocolate? Sounds hinky, but actually nice and crunchy and the chocolate hides the ‘hopper so you don’t really remember, esp if you’re brain dead like I am, what’s under it. Not sure, but I think I would eat almost anything deep fried and covered in chocolate, as long as I didn’t know what was inside and nothing yucky leaked out after I took a bite.
First, I don’t fry much of anything and second, I don’t eat chocolate and third . . No Way! I step on those things and I see what comes out.
Back when I had a big garden in Illinois, I’d try to eat as many tomatoes as I physically could when my tomatoes were at the stage, then my mouth would break out from all of the acid, so I”d do the same as you,, or get together with my neighbor and combine our harvest so there was enough to can. Those were the days.
Sonya wood says
What a beautiful haul of food!!! I would love me some fresh homegrown tomatoes and farm chicken eggs!!!!! Oh goodness!!!!