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!
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