Monday, September 22, 2008

NOT SUCH A GREEN THUMB!

My attempt, and a sad attempt it was, of a garden this year. I planned to have a few tomato plants, a zucchini plant and some fresh basil.


With all the zeal of Farmer Jones, I plowed with a hand shovel my 3 ft x 3 ft designated garden plot on my small "farm". A spot that I strategically placed away from the trampling of Mesa's huge paws.

All Summer long I lovingly attended to my "garden".
Watering, weeding, pruning.

Under the Harvest moon I harvested the joy(s) of my Summer labor... this one and only ripened red tomato. So unappealing I am not sure if it will be eaten. I do have tons of green tomatoes but since this is the first day of Autumn, I am having my doubts that they will be vine-ripened tomatoes.... Anyone want to join me in eating some fried green tomatoes?


And man of man, will you just look at the size and quality of my bountiful reward?!

Sadly, the zucchini plant did not produce one single lonely zucchini. And does not merit having pictures of it.

15 comments:

Kayce said...

So much better than my thumb! ;)

Jennie said...

I'm wondering what could possibly have happened to the zucchini?? It usually grows even if we don't plant it here. Your one tomato is pretty there on the counter!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

You are way ahead of me....don't sell yourself short!!

Ava's family said...

It kinda reminds me of our pumpkin patch from last year. We only had two pumpkins grow and they had some major defects. I still displayed them proudly on the front porch with our big and beautiful store bought pumpkins!

PIPO said...

We are birds of a feather except that I am the complete kiss-of-death to all things green or plant variations thereof.

You're looking quite sassy in comparison as I look at my solid brown window boxes!

LiLi said...

This happened to me last year. Someone told me to pick the green tomatoes and put them in a brown box (shoebox) to ripen. It worked a bit. I started earlier this year so had a better crop but I am with you with lots of green ones still left on.

Anonymous said...

Don't feel bad. I think most people's tomatoes aren't ripe yet. Usually mine do really well but so far this year I've only gotten three ripe ones. It's because of the weird weather we've had this year. Things got started later in the spring than usual. Hopefully things will be better next year.

Joannah said...

What a bummer!

Catherine said...

They look beautiful though! It was such a funny weather summer. Hopefully next year your tomatoes will be bright red and just think....Tate will be home to help you tend to your garden!!

Kristin said...

Oh, it's sauce making time at your house!

I'll bring the Ragu!

Island School House said...

Its not your fault! Its the cold weather we've had this year! The farmers here have been complaining about it all summer.....and this winter is even supposed to be worse than last year! Hang on!

Chrissy, said...

Good job. My tomatoes didn't do very well this year either. The kids like to plant pumpkins every year and watch them grow. Jason carves the girls initials in them when they are small pumpkins and they watch them grow to be lager letters. It's fun.

Cindy and Co. said...

Wow your a step up from me. I looked funny at one of our plants and it died. Hubby banned me from the yard after that. Not that I'm complaining- Yard work is the key to a happy relationship. If he's outside he can't get on my nerves..... But anyway I love green tomatoes so your garden would be perfect for me. You can also leave them on a window sill and they should ripen...per Hubby...if I do it they rot. Nobodies zucchini is growing around here either. Except Hubby's. And the next door neighbors (guess who tends their garden?) I swear the man could grow rocks. Maybe he should plant some pennies????

Circe said...

VERY impressive! Even the green tomatoes are beautiful! Maybe next year will yield more bounty. I'm impressed with your efforts! Next year, Tate will probably pick them all before they're ripe!

laurel said...

Fried green tomatos are actually very good! I love them!!!! I will join you.