TBT: Well, OK, the garden is just starting to produce stuff, so here is a day's harvest. I pick zucchini small so there aren't many seeds, the carrots are naturally small (and sweet), and there aren't many beans yet, but you have to pick the mature ones or the plant stops producing more.
The tomatoes are both new hybrids developed by the University of Florida. They are a cross between a great old heirloom called "Brandywine" and "something else". The goal was to breed them for taste and disease resistance, not shipping durability. They aren't as flavorful as Brandywine, but they are the best-tasting hybrid tomato I've grown! The large one is Garden Treasure and the small one is Garden Gem.
This is one of 3 beds of tomatoes. Most are heirlooms. I grow them in heavy wire cages, staked so they won't blow over.
IZA: Thank you, TBT for explainin all that stuff about the vegetables. I couldnt have done it. We will get back to pretty flowers (which I unnerstand better) next time. NOW, since it is a relatively nice day, lets go sit in the shade while TBT brings out the snacks that Ayla and Marley chose today.
Hmm... We have minceded bacon, some diced roast beast, and chicken/nip smoothies. After all those vegetables, it looks good and meaty! Lets enjoy...
And thank you for coming along on