Honestly, is there anything better than garden fresh veggies? And I’m not talking about going to your local produce stand here y’all. I’m talking about walking less than thirty feet out my front door to pick the most delectable, absolutely life-alteringly good tomatoes in the world! Mountain Man would argue that the best tomatoes come from Illinois, and granted, they are pretty dang tasty. But our blood, sweat, and tears have went into these tomatoes and the other veggies growing out there, so they’re pretty darn awesome, to me!
Our cucumbers, radishes, and green onions have been pretty good, too. After what seems like endless weeks of patiently waiting, watering, feeding, and spraying with soapy water to keep the bugs at bay, it appears that the cucumbers are quadrupling daily! We’re planning to make pickles so this is most definitely a good thing.
And the tomato plants! Aaahhh! They’re gorgeous!!! We were a little worried about them at first. They didn’t really appear to be doing all that well for the longest time, but then they suddenly started to flourish overnight, it seemed. Now, we’ve got some really big plants and one in particular is just hanging with big, juicy, green tomatoes, just waiting to ripen up in the hot sun. We’ve already eaten a few of them and they were really delicious. Now, our little grape tomatoes are starting to come in and they, too, are just scrumptious!
I’m afraid though, that once everything starts coming in, we’re gonna be bombarded with tomatoes and cucumbers all at once. Since we’re gonna be canning most of our crop, this will actually be a good thing. I think…