Sunday, July 6, 2008

So Goes the Garden


The tomatoes trying to take over the universe...

Well we finally had to reign in the tomatoes and cut down the sunflower. The tomatoes were majestic but they were taking over the entire neighborhood. It was only a matter of time before I got up in the morning and went out to get in the car only to find it completely covered in tomato vines.

I had to bring in the big guns to get the job done. Yes, Mitch Allen, big fan of gardening that he is (not) came out with the mega-shears and started cutting off branches left and right. Both Lucy and I were appalled but it had to be done. Lucy kept asking, "are you cutting down the whole garden Dad?" We harvested about ten pounds of green tomatoes that I will try to ripen over the next two weeks by putting them in a cardboard box with a banana. We'll see how that goes. Lucy loved picking up all the green tomatoes (we have been trying to keep her from picking them for months now).

I must say that I am not the best gardener. I like planting things but I'm not so keen on the maintenance. My idea of maintenance is watering once a week and occasionally picking ripe strawberries and tomatoes. As Mitch says, my garden is like me, very enthusiastic and productive but a somewhat lacking in the organization department...

1 comment:

Tiffany A said...

There are worse gardening problems than overgrown tomato plants. Have you thought of frying up some of your green tomatoes? Yum. We bought some green ones recently at the farmer's market, intending to coat them in cornmeal and then fry them up, but they turned red almost immediately sitting next to the bananas.... doesn't take much.