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!


  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!

    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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