Saturday, June 21, 2014

The one to beat!!!! 2014 edition.

It seems like every year there's just one tomato that is SO much bigger than the others that it sets the standard.  It's crazy. 
This is last year's winner: 
A Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter Tomato
weighing in at: 14 1/2 ounces
This year, my Mortgage Lifters haven't been coming close to that...  but today I picked a contender that's going to be hard to beat!  Here's the new "one to beat" in those same Pipsqueak hands (although, admittedly, the little hands are a bit bigger now):
Why the close up?  Her hair was a mess, and she had dirt on her face from playing outside... ha ha.  So I decided to focus on the hands. 
This guy weighs in at a hefty 17 1/2 ounces.  For you non-math people, that's ONE POUND ONE AND A HALF OUNCES.  Woo hoo, right!? 
This is a Mr. Stripey Heirloom Tomato. The stripes are faint, but they are there.  I have been watching this one for a long, long time.  I even put a net around it so the birds wouldn't get to it before I did.    It's a beauty for sure.  I'm almost going to feel bad eating it. 
Okay, not really.
In addition to this beauty, I pulled a bunch of other stuff from the garden today... 
On Thursday, I picked this: 
 Overall, I'd say it was a very successful week in the garden.  The Garden Diva and I are going to make some dilly beans and some bread and butter pickles tomorrow after church.  Hopefully that goes well and much yummyness will follow.  I will keep you posted.
Hope your garden is giving you lots of surprises this week!  Tell me about it, I'd love to hear!
Green Thumb Out.


  1. WOW! That tomato is a whopper!

    1. It really is. I feel like I need to make something for dinner that is worthy of that tomato - - I have no idea what! Right now it is sitting in my window sill with a few of its friends, so I can admire them a bit longer before cutting. Is that weird?

    2. Hey! Andrea! You got the comments working! Yay!


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