Simply Home-grown

“It’s difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a home-grown tomato.”

~Lewis Grizzard

home-grown, tomatoes, fresh, produce, joy, life, nature, memories, thoughts, pleasant

vine ripened and delicious…

*******

If not home-grown tomatoes, what fresh produce would you prefer to grow and later enjoy the harvest?

*************

Hey, if you are looking for a cool place for inspiration, then my suggestion is to backpack every week over to Ailsa’s Travel theme: (this week feature is Food.)

Advertisements

32 thoughts on “Simply Home-grown

  1. fgassette says:

    My neighbor has a garden and she supplies me with home-grown tomatoes. There is certainly a difference. I don’t have a gardening thumb for vegetables.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    Like

    • Sunshine says:

      Francine, like you, my gardening skills lacks everything and was quite surprised when these tomatoes decided to grow up so nicely–no thanks to me.
      Home-grown, once bitten, makes you a fan forever. Tomato plants are super to have growing because you get so many at harvest time, everyone in your neighborhood gets a treat.:)
      Happy you stopped in. 🙂

      Like

    • Sunshine says:

      I hear you. Lutherenladies, when you say the heat is getting the best of us…three digit temperatures are definitely not garden time.
      Thanks for sharing. 🙂
      Stay cool!

      Like

  2. Caddo Veil says:

    I doubt if I could successfully garden, to save my soul–so praise God, I’m only a block away from Safeway! But if I could grow something–it would be green beans!!! I love snapping them, and cooking them in a big pot with bacon and onion–mmmmmm!! God bless you, Sunshine–love, sis Caddo

    Like

  3. ailsapm says:

    Home-grown tomatoes can’t be beaten! I also love having fresh herbs to hand. it’s so much fun to just cut whatever herbs you want and rustle up a salad or a herb omelette! xxx

    Like

  4. Clowie says:

    My bipeds grow fresh herbs. They also like to grow winter squash, they love the variety of shapes and sizes. They seem to like the fact that they store so well.

    Like

    • Sunshine says:

      Oh, I hope you are not like me, Clowie,…I like to help sit inside the garden patch and stir up the soil a bit. I don’t know
      why nobody appreciates my gardening assistance. They always run me off with the garden hose water!?!
      Sheesh, some gratitude going down around here!
      Now, fresh herbs sounds wonderful…

      Like

    • Sunshine says:

      Angelswhisper, It must be moist over in your garden to have snail. We have giant grasshoppers…I think they may be locust. Good thing our outside cats, when they can catch the locust,
      like to dine on them. Yuck, you can hear them crunching as they eat it.
      I guess everyone is happy. 😉

      Like

    • Sunshine says:

      I am so happy tomatoes are so easy to grow and imagine that, tomatoes grown in a bucket! Wow. I wanted to try growing
      peppers in a container but never got around to do it earlier in the spring. Now it is too hot for anything to be outside!
      Thanks for sharing your garden news, Retired Ruth. 🙂
      Abundant blessings~

      Like

  5. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin says:

    I’ve tried many vegetable items in my gardening adventures… to no avail…
    Flowers will have to do…Thank goodness for friends with gardens and the
    markets who carry local grower’s products…I really love fresh white corn
    on the cob…~mkg

    Like

    • Sunshine says:

      Fresh white corn is very good, what am I saying…any type of fresh corn is great! We just had some grilled yellow corn to compliment the marinated grilled chicken. Yum! 🙂
      This growing season brought a lot of hungry bugs to battle with…sigh, so fruit/vege markets are a blessing.
      Thank for sharing, mkg!

      Like

  6. island traveler says:

    Home-grown and delicious! Ever since my dad introduce me to the world of greens and backyard gardening, I always appreciated anything home-grown. I planted jackfruit in the past that now my folks enjoy all year round, then mangoes. One day, I hope to have a huge lawn where I can plant lots of fruits. Inspiring post my friend.

    Like

    • Sunshine says:

      Jackfruit and mangoes…two awesome fruits to have growing in your yard! We will have to put the intention out into the universe that you,
      Island T., is now ready to have that huge lawn and you have lots of fruit plants to grow…okay, the intention is out. Be ready. 🙂

      Like

  7. katehobbs says:

    anything I grow myself is so tasty and like some of the other commentators, growing your own fruit and veg is so satisfying. One of the things that has happened is I have acquired a taste for food that I didn’t like as a child. Certainly that is the case with my husband. A couple of years ago, we grew Sweet Corn (corn on the cob/maize) I used to phone home just before I picked the cob, to get my daughter to put the pan on so that the water would be boiling when I got home. There is nothing like freshly picked corn immediately picked, cooked and eaten. Well, there is one thing….. eating the corn raw while still on the plot, standing in amongst the corn. Why wait until you get home. If it’s ripe, it’s safe to eat raw, and it is sooooooooo sweet.

    Like

    • Sunshine says:

      Hmmn, I did not know you could eat corn raw, Kate…of course, why not, right? Now, this is something I want to try…does it taste like the cooked corn?
      For me, as a child, onions were horrid but after tasting homegrown ones, well, now I can never have too many onions!
      Thank you for sharing about delicious fresh corn!
      Have a great week. 🙂

      Like

      • katehobbs says:

        Raw corn and immediately cooked corn taste different from frozen and canned corn because there has been no time, or very little time, for the sugars to convert to starch. The taste is wonderful.

        Like

      • Sunshine says:

        I hope to find some fresh corn over at our farmer’s market so I can try tasting raw corn…it sounds almost exotic. Thanks again for sharing, Kate.
        ~Abundant blessings to you…

        Like

Comments are closed.