Tuesday, August 17, 2010


Finally, about August 1st we began to get ripe tomatoes! The vines are head-high and loaded with green ones.
The penta and coleus loved the Mississippi heat but required lots of water to survive.

My camera lens clouded over when I came outside because of the sudden temperature change, giving a misty appearance where there was bright sunshine.

The blue daze were covered in little new blooms every morning, which closed up midday. We planted several varieties of tomatoes, which grew more than head-high before finally rewarding us with a bumper crop of golf-ball-size tomatoes. While eagerly waiting for ripe ones, we enjoyed some fried green tomatoes, a Southern favorite.