Now, I do not claim to be the worlds best gardener. In fact if my Dad saw my garden today he might skin me alive. Sometimes I just get to busy to spend oodles of time out there. I know, I know if I just spend 5 minutes a day weeding I would have no weeds....but ain't nobody's got time for that.
This year I planted two zucchini plants, two crook neck squash......lets talk about that for a second. You can see them in the background of the picture dead. What was I thinking. Way to much. I had to stop watering it a month ago because I could not take it anymore. I also planted beans. Yummy!
But what I am most proud of is my bumper crop of 28 tomato plants. Why so many. Well duh... I don't want to take the chance of not getting any tomatoes, so I might go overboard. You can tell they are organic with the weeds and all.
Oh my gosh....they are so good. I start getting excited around the end of July when the green ones start turning a little orange. Me and Kendall always try and call dibs on the first tomato.....who am I kidding, I want the first ten all to myself. I am selfish like that.
But I am not kidding, there is nothing that can compare to a fresh garden grown tomato. They are delicious. I detest store bought tomatoes. GROSS! They do not even compare according to me. As a kid, my mom made me go and pick tomatoes in a field so she could bottle them. I remember taking a salt shaker with me. I would sit in the middle of the field and pick the best red-orange orb out there and rub it around on my shirt to get all the dirt off. I would then lick a spot and add the salt. It had to be wet for the salt to stick. Then I would take a bite of the delicious, warm tomato. Oh my starry-eyed surprise, it was HEAVEN! Then it was salt, bite, salt bite...well you get the idea. I am sure that I would eat about 5 during the time that I was picking them.
The best way still to eat them is to slice them up and add a little salt...AMAZING!
I think I will go have another.......