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Thursday, June 14, 2007

The first food I've ever grown in my life

I am so excited I can hardly stand myself! This is a really bad picture but it's my first tomato in the making!!! It's the size of a green pea and so damn cute! This is a Sweet 100. I have personally never heard of these but my mom said they taste great and she knows how much I love tomatoes. I'm so glad I took her advice - Thanks Mom! Love ya!

I know this is so not exciting for all you seasoned gardeners but seeing this little thing that I GREW is very symbolic to me for many reason which are too personal to discuss here. But wait - there's more! This is a Red Bell Pepper. Are those little baby bell peppers???? Okay - maybe I'm getting ahead of myself. I've seen no blooms on this thing yet. Does that always come first or do plants ever just bust into producing food? I have so much to learn!


  1. Hey Gina,

    Just stumbled upon your blog. Hooray for your veggie garden.

    LOL in losing that Southern accent. Why did you call it "annoying" ? So many people tell me it's charming. It's who you are!

    Y'all come on over for a visit and stay awhile. BTW, I love Tennessee and make many stops in your state for good food on the way to Sweet Home Alabama.

  2. Bravo! I am excited to see someone else growing food for the first time. It is a wonderful feeling to see that first tomato forming, isn't it? Just wait until the day you get to TASTE IT!

    I am now in my fourth year of veggie growing but I'm still trying new things and it's still very exciting. This is the first year I'm growing bell peppers. They bloom first, with little white flowers, and then you will see a tiny pepper forming.

    Good luck!

  3. Bravo! Hurray for growing some of your own food. That tomato is a beaut!

    You'll be harvesting them by the sackful in no time!