I'm proud to say I have finally harvested some tomatoes. And zucchini and peppers, but it's the tomatoes I'm most excited about.
Can I just say that I am half Italian and a southerner, but I have never successfully grown food before? I do okay with herbs, and I did get one lonely heirloom tomato last year, but this is my first real summer of harvest.
It is so incredibly satisfying to grow something and then eat it. Very similar to making something useful from scraps. It makes me feel all self-reliant and productive.
Last year I grew one tomato plant (and one lonely tomato). This year I moved up to tomatoes, several shades of peppers, and zucchini. I'm already planning a small raised bed for next year! I need enough to make some of Aunt Marie's Fried Zucchini Flowers. (Apparently you can buy bags of the flowers at farmers' markets up north for about $5, but the guy at Whole Foods looked at me like I was asking for organic alien antennae when I inquired here.)
What does your garden grow?