This is green beans and wax beans and tomatoes blooming here. This in only a little part of the bazillion tomatoes seeds I planted this year! Hubby planted some Amelia tomato seeds that we had leftover from a couple of years ago to see if they would sprout and sprout they did. I also planted some Better Boy tomatoes, a grape tomato called Jelly Bean and cherry tomatoes called Black Pearl. I LOVE the black pearl ones. They are dark purple, almost black, and spicy! They were the first tomato that I actually ate off the vine. They turned me on to the wonderful world that is fresh tomatoes! My mom always loved tomatoes and would eat them all the time but I thought they were gross. Now, I am making up for lost time!
I planted lots and lots of green beans this year. Normally, I don't plant a lot but I have become infatuated with whole green beans sauteed in my cast iron skillet with butter and salt/pepper. I buy big bags of frozen ones at Kroger and, honestly between me and my daughter we could eat the entire bag ourselves! I NEVER liked green beans before. I would make them and eat them because they are good for us but I never liked them. Now? OMG, so yummy. They say your taste buds change every few years so I am going to take advantage of this change!
So far, I have planted sweet peppers, 4 different kinds of tomatoes, banana peppers, zucchini, squash, green beans, wax beans, peas, spinach, lettuce, cucumbers, cantaloupes, watermelons, sugar pumpkins, okra and strawberries. I still have my corn and potatoes to get into the ground. Me thinks I shall be busy!! Hubby built most of my raised bed boxes so now I have to seal them to protect them from the weather and fill them up. Then...transplanting!!!!