Get ready for fresh bruschetta, salsa and homemade marinara sauce! Those delicate little yellow flowers on the tomato plants have magically transformed into the first set of tomatoes. So far two species have fruit, the home-grown Grandero’s and a store bough cherry tomato plant. Hopefully the remaining plants will follow suit soon.
My guess is the scorching heat of the past week accelerated the garden’s growth. My cucumber and squash plants also quadrupled in size and most of my pepper plants have blossoms. You gotta love photosynthesis.
Unfortunately I lent my camera to a co-worker, so there will be no snap-shops of the lovely fruit.
I’ve also noticed a resurgence in my efforts to recycle and compost. I am normally very good about recycling all of our cardboard, cans and bottles but lately I have gotten back into the composting business. Maybe it’s a result of tending to the garden, but I’ve been more inclined to take the extra time to toss my kitchen scraps into the compost bin. There is something very satisfying seeing your compost and recycling bins filled and your garbage cans empty.