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Gardening Updates: Fried Green Tomatoes, Monster Pumpkin Plants and More
Posted By Crystal Collins On June 15, 2009 @ 11:54 am In Home and Garden | 24 Comments
The garden is just bursting at the seams. I have so many tomatoes growing, I may have to open a produce stand! We decided to pick a few last night and have some fried green tomatoes (none of them are red yet). We breaded the slices with a flour, salt and pepper mixture, fried them up and ate! This was my first time ever trying fried green tomtoes. I honestly don’t see what the appeal is, but they were nice for a little side item during dinner.
Check out my monstrous pumpkin plants. They’ve decided to take a journey across the yard. I had no idea pumpkins would do this. I have had to redirect them away from my other plants several times. It’s amazing that this monstrocity comes from a tiny little seed. And look at all the blooms on it! We’re sure to have some great pumpkins for making and freezing pumpkin puree for all types of recipes! Including, of course, pumpkin pie!
Being a new gardener this year, I naively thought one plant would produce one pumpkin. If I had known each one can produce several like this, I never would have planted five pumpkin seeds! Well, I’ll definitely be able to stock our freezer with the puree for the entire year once these grow! Plus it will make for some pretty thrifty decorating once fall hits.
And here are a few more photos of happenings in the garden:
(the surviving watermelon plants from the recent ant infestation)
I’d love to hear your garden updates, and see photos, too! If you’ve blogged about your gardening, be sure to link to your posts as I would love to read them!
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