Short and Sweet

Hello garden gals and guys! Things are growing well in my garden but there's not much to report on while I wait for things to ripen.

I planted some beans so that I can get a nice late summer harvest.  My shallots look like they may be ready for harvest soon, too.  In August, I'll be starting some collards, kale, and broccoli for a late fall harvest. 

In the meantime, I wait.  But I did manage to harvest this beauty:


It's an heirloom tomato called Persimmon.  It is SO sweet and juicy it's almost like eating a piece of candy.  I sliced a bit and made a BLT yesterday.  The rest I'm going to use today in a cucumber tomato salad.  And I'm using a cucumber from my garden, too!  This one:


I love it when I can make a meal or a side completely from food I've grown myself.  

Well, that's it garden gals and guys.  I told you, short and sweet! 

Until next time...

Happy farming!


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  1. That's an amazing tomato! Gorgeous! I've got cucumbers coming out my ears, and all from one volunteer plant. I can't imagine what I'll do when the row of cukes I planted starts to produce - a decades-worth of pickles maybe!

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    1. Hi, Leigh! Thanks so much for stopping by. The cucumber you see in the picture above is from my volunteer plant. It's doing better than the cucumber plant I grew from seed -- the cucumbers on that one keep turning yellow at the base and I know it's not the nutrients in the soil so it must be some kind of disease. :-( As for that tomato, it is SO sweet. Like eating a piece of candy. I love garden fresh tomatoes! Oh, and I'll take some of those pickles you make. ;-)

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