Tuesday, July 29, 2008
First Vegetables of the Season
We're on a typical quarter-acre city lot, so we don't have a very big plot. But, we have just enough space for a few tomatoes, some peppers, greens, and herbs. We also live in the northern climes -- so our growing season is fairly short. Which means we make fast and furious work of the gardening.
Aside from a bunch of spinach and some kale, we've not seen much from the garden yet this year. So, you can imagine my excitement when I went outside today and found the first tomatoes of the season. Three, or maybe four, little Mexican Midgets. Aren't they gaaawgeous??!!
There are also some jalapenos and poblanos waiting to be picked. I hope that they're nice and hot.
Oooh... there are a few red scallions large enough to pluck.
And "Holy Mole!" take a look at those peppers (they're actually called "holy mole" if you believe it, and rumor has it they ripen to a deep, chocolate brown -- so they're not quite ready to pick, despite their size). I've not decided, yet, what these peppers are good for. But, as soon as I find out I'll be sure to let you know.
Summer is good.
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