I picked all the tomatoes, kept the unaffected ones to ripen on the counter, and threw the rest into the field behind our house. Maybe there will be wild tomatoes growing out there next year. I pulled out the plants and put them on the burn pile. So that's it for us for tomatoes this year. I managed to get 9 pints of salsa and 2 pints of diced tomatoes, plus I think I have about enough for another 3 quarts. If they ripen. Disappointing.
|Some of my green tomatoes where their plants used to be. |
Those were some pretty impressive roots, I must say.
That's my poor little zucchini plant in the background--
it's got a better chance at life now :)
I have 2 watermelons that are about the size of golf balls. They are, quite frankly, gorgeous. They look like dinosaur eggs. As much as I hate warm weather, I'm praying for an extended summer this year so these cuties can mature.
I have 3 honeydews that look like they might make it to maturity, including the scarred one that was gnawed upon.
|My supported honeydew <3|
|It's turning a golden color--almost done!|
I also decided not to do green beans next year. My family doesn't really like the taste of fresh beans, I don't like the texture (they're hairy! Ugh!), and forcing the issue just doesn't seem worth it.
So what am I growing next year? Tomatoes, zucchini, melons, and pumpkins, and possibly broccoli or Brussels sprouts. That might be it. Oh, and strawberries, if we can find a spot to put another bed.
What's growing at your house?