Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tomato Monsters

Earlier in the summer, I posted about my garden.

I must admit, it's been a pretty pathetic growing season for me.

And inspired by the Homeshuler, I realized that I had never updated you, my wonderful faithful readers, with these adorable tomato monsters.

This was about the extent of our crop:

Really, every time we picked anything, especially the grape tomatoes (which were the best-growing plant), this happened:

(Notice the one in her hand as well.) She and Sam would eat them as fast they could be picked. And occasionally, I found myself saying "no, you can't eat the tomatoes, we won't have any for the salad" and then I'd realize the ridiculousness of what I was saying! My children were clamoring for tomatoes...to say no would be crazy!!! So most of the tomatoes ended up in little hands and mouths.

Better to have tomato monsters than cookie monsters any day....

I'm looking forward to next year. Just this week I ordered a new raised garden bed from NaturalYards, and I'll try to remember to update you when it arrives. I'm hoping to get it settled so I can plant a big ol' crop next summer.

1 comment:

Leora said...

Looks good to me! None of my 3 kids will eat tomatoes, even our home grown ones. I once paid my boys a quarter each to eat a delicious (in my opinion) home grown tomato. They ate them and still did not like them.