Introducing the first tomato of 2017, drum roll please ...
Its name and type are a mystery because the marker I put next to it has disappeared, thanks to our proliferation of bored squirrels.
I might have gone a little nuts at a fantastic garden shop selling luxuriously healthy heirloom tomato plants for $1 each. I MIGHT have bought (seven) plants (for two people with no freezer), but how could I not? The pictures of the mature fruit were so pretty, all different colors including black, purple, orange. And such lovely names! Black Krim. Goliath. Purple Cherry. Sweet Caroline. Etc., no two alike.
The rest of the garden is doing well, too. These are purple beans (they turn green
when steamed) (purple has more
antioxidants than green, so more bang
for your buck. Bang for your bean?)
These sugar snap peas will be in our lunch salads tomorrow, along with several of their neighbors.
There are also pole beans, purple cabbage, French beans, cucumbers, onions, kale, and peppers coming along nicely. As are the red raspberry bushes and the fig tree our neighbor gave us.
Maybe my southern green thumb is coming along