The Sport of Gardening
Well, Grandpa would be proud, the garden is planted and doing well. He might however have been found scratching his head come harvest time when my several different varieties of tomatoes and peppers ripen. It was so hard this year to choose just a couple of different varieties of these two garden favorites, so I didn’t. In fact, I chose several of each. When you can have tomatoes that run the full color spectrum why limit yourself. I’m really curious to see how the “black” tomatoes turn out. Truth be told, there are hundreds of varieties of tomatoes around the world. Gardeners who have an adventurous nature will have found it hard to resist not planting at least one each of pink, purple, orange, yellow, black and of course the traditional red tomatoes. Then there are all those different squash varieties too! Most people wouldn’t think of gardening as an adventure sport, but there are those of us who know better. Just ask us while we are keeping the pests away from and harvesting our dozen different varieties of tomato, pepper and squash plants!