As a matter of fact, just last night, Jim and I were able to enjoy the first fruits of our Texas-sized vegetable garden.
We split one of these beauties. I know it was only one bite each...but that small cherry tomato held all the hopes we have for the future of this garden...and it was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S!!!!
And there are a lot more where that one came from!
These are our Bradleys...
...and these are the Arkansas Travelers.
Look at all these tomatoes! In addition to the Cherrys, Bradleys and Arkansas Travelers, we also have Beefsteak and Orangehearts.
Look how tall these babies are!
Of course, we didn't just plant tomatoes. We also have...
Kentucky Wonder Green Beans
Purple Hull Peas (early and late crops)
Eggplant, though they are looking a little peaked.
(those two tall stalks are the only ones that made on our first attempt, but we were much more successful with the replanting)
...and jalapenos that are just waiting to be made into some homemade salsa.
We also have carrots (only a few made), squash, cucumbers and cantaloupe, but they are still very young.
We are hoping that the garden survives our time away in South Africa. Jim has done a good job of pampering it, so it is pretty spoiled when it comes to getting attention! I have a feeling other people are going to get to taste the first fruits of the larger tomatoes while we are away...but that's okay. I think we will have enough to share!