Bear Relaxes In The Shade Of The Giant Golden Roma Tomato Plants
Realization Of The Day:
The mysterious Golden Roma tomato plants are looking fabulous. It's hard believe these happy, healthy monsters are the same pathetic seedlings I wrote about back in May. I'm so glad I didn't toss them into the compost pile, especially since I'm not sure how many San Marzano paste tomatoes I'm going to end up with this year, what with the garden identity crisis and all. It will be interesting to see what these tomatoes taste like.
The Plants Are Loaded With Fruits, Too
Compost & sheep manure--that's my Miracle Grow!
From Garden To Table:
Not much besides baby Swiss Chard & baby Nero di Toscana cabbage for salads--it's been too hot to eat, let alone cook. (This happens every single year.) But there are scads of gorgeous Straight 'N' Narrow and Dragon Langerie beans that need to be harvested now, my experimental spring green garlic is beyond ready to eat, and the first beets are practically screaming to be picked. Then there's all that beautiful volunteer basil that needs to be dealt with very, very soon. I'm going to have to start going to bed and then getting up and eating dinner at midnight once it's finally cooled down.
That chomping, cotton-tailed cutiepie most definitely lives in my garden. I was out watering, admiring the Golden Roma tomatoes I'd just written about, and I turned around to see Cary and the bunny practically grazing next to each other! It did have the courtesy to hop through the fence and into the grassy area behind the garden, where it sat and sat and sat and then started casually nibbling on a blade of grass--totally ignoring all my attempts to frighten it away (mostly so I could get a photo of its little white tail). No response at all. I told you nothing is afraid of me. Geez, I even barked at it. (Which brought Lucky Buddy Bear out from his den under the house to investigate, and I swear he sat down right where the rabbit had been and laughed at me.)