06 July 2009

Heirloom Veggies

When my sister and I were younger, my dad brought home the most amazing watermelon ever! Perfect in every way, this watermelon was sweet, juicy, and perfectly ripe. The three of us gobbled this watermelon up, but Mom wouldn't touch it. This perfect watermelon had "abnormal" yellow-flesh.
I never forgot that watermelon and so when I was married and planning my own garden, I looked for yellow-fleshed watermelon seeds. A whole colorful world of heirloom seeds was opened to me in one google search. Tomatoes in red, yellow, pink, purple, white, and even striped ones! Watermelons with red, orange, yellow, and white flesh. Eggplants came in orange. And there were millions of vegetable varieties only available to those who would grow them at home. My garden has been "abnormal" ever since and there is little hope that it will ever be again!

Here's a little sampler of what's maturing in my tiny plot this year:

Purple Queen Green Beans (these turn green when cooked!)

California Wonder Pepper

Lilac Pepper

Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter Tomato

And a volunteer sunflower that makes me smile (even if most of my tomatoes are rivaling it's four foot height!)

5 comments:

Francie said...

just stopping in from multiples and more! congrats on your new little ones!

monica said...

Very cool garden! I can't wait to be able to plant a garden in my backyard. Love the sunflower makes me think of summer everytime! Congrats on your two bundles of joy. Twins are awesome to have! Stopping by MoM's Blog to say Hi

Francie said...

just stopping in from Multiples and more! congrats on your new little girls and also wanted to tell you that you are one talented mama!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Hi! I found your blog via Multiples and More. You and I have a lot in common - I love to sew, I have twin almost 4yr old twin girls, I live in the South & I love to plant veggies in our garden. Your garden looks awesome!
Nice to meet you! And congratulations on your little ones. Twin girls are so much fun!

Lindsi said...

VERY cool garden! I have never seen a lilac pepper before!
Congrats on your girls!