October 8, 2010

pocketfuls of tomatoes

This summer's garden has been erratic in its production of fresh produce. The mixed lettuce seemed to be almost exclusively some strain of Asian cabbage that one member of the household refused to eat. The butternut squash is just now coming on and the flower gardens have tended to produce wild strains of asters and ageratum. A wayward marigold plant invaded the herb patch and became a high-ride ground cover.

So, it's been a nice surprise to discover that the two pots of jellybean tomatoes have begun to produce. They weeks ago left the pots to sprawl across the ground and finding those sweet red treats is like finding strawberries hidden among the leaves.

Here's today's catch:

Now to fix a meal to go with them!