My vegetables are blogging

My vegetables are blogging: Here is the July 1 update of my rookie gardening efforts. I’m just guessing, but it looks like I’m about a week away from vine-ripened tomatoes, the true motivation for this endeavor. When asked by the 15 year old how much money I’d be saving by having my own tomatoes, my wife quipped, “These will be the most expensive tomatoes ever grown.” Sure, sure. But think of all the happiness they’ve brought.

  • bhudgins

    Scoffers and skeptics about homegrown tomatoes deserve to get the same thing that littlest pig got.

  • lewis pennock

    Lookin’ good Rex. Last night as part of my July 4th dinner I ate my first ever home grown vegetables – courgettes and pear zucchini. I think there might be a different name for courgettes, but if so that was not conveyed to me. And yes, of course i took a picture:

  • Blair Stilwell

    Thanks for the update. It’s the closest thing I can have to my own garden this summer.

    Lewis, those are aka squash, zucchini squash, or calabaza (Spanish).

  • lewis pennock

    zucchini squash – that’s it Blair. Also,whoops, on the second one I meant to type pear squash; oddly enough it’s the one that looks yellow like a squash but is shaped like a pear.

  • rex

    Blair, mi jardín es su jardín.

  • rex

    Lewis, who is that holding those vegetables? Did you have to explain to her exactly what we’re celebrating on the Fourth of July?

  • lewis pennock

    She was already offended because she saw a TBS commercial that said, “and everyone is welcome to join in on the july 4th celebration… unless you’re British.” Her response was, “you all really need to get over it.”