Monday, October 22, 2007

Green Thumb


The fruits of my husband's labor!

Gavin and I have talked about having a garden from the time we moved into our first home...10 years ago. We had a great area for a nice big garden at that home but never seemed to get around to starting a garden. We moved 3 years later and had a nice big backyard but not really anywhere to garden so once again, never started a garden. Well then we moved last year and still didn't have a 'perfect garden area' but still longed for our own freshly grown veggies. This summer Gavin said he wanted to finally start a garden. But now we had the problem of our 3 rabbits running free in the backyard that had already eaten all of our bushes and flowers. Gavin was still determined. He came home one afternoon with 2 tomato plants that were about 6 inches tall. (Yes, our first attempt was a little bit on the cheating side...we didn't start with seeds.) I think the plants cost about $5/each. He planted them (and quickly had to put chicken wire around them as the rabbits ate half of one in a few hours). Well as you
can tell by my pictures...the tomatoes didn't do very well. Maybe we are just not meant to have a garden or don't really know what we are doing, but we got about 3 tomatoes off the plants. They were all split open and took a very long time to ripen. We still have lots little green tomatoes growing on the vine (is that what it is even called?), but since it is now snowing I think all hope is gone of them changing to red. For the record...I did eat the three tomatoes that did ripen and they were delicious! I also think they were the most expensive tomatoes I have eaten! I love my husband for trying!! I really do have the best husband! I think most would just give up and decide they definitely didn't marry someone very domestic, but not Gavin!


This is what one of the tomato plants currently
looks like...any day now they should be red! :)


Oh, here is one that is splitting and almost
ready to be taken off the vine!

4 comments:

Brittany said...

I am impressed. Jamie and I have no desire to garden so it always impresses me when others do! When we first moved into our house there was very yummy tomotoes up on the second level of our backyard, but we just let them die. Sad, I know. I am sure though if you stick with it you will have beautiful tomotoes!

Cassidy Rushing said...

that is impressive i would like to have our family grow a garden! That would be soooooooooooo cool

Cassidy Rushing said...

that is impressive i would like to have our family grow a garden! That would be soooooooooooo cool

Cassidy Rushing said...

sorry i didn't meanto send it 2 times