Tomatoes

Tomato is the edible, often red berry type fruit of a tomato plant. The tomato is consumed in diverse ways, including raw, as an ingredient in many dishes, sauces, salads, and drinks. A favorite is the chutney, which involves laborious (and sometimes messy) cooking process, but the outcome is worth it.

The English word tomato comes from the Spanish word, tomate, derived from the Nahuatl (Aztec language) word tomatl.

Use of tomato as a food originated in Mexico, and spread throughout the world thereafter. Its many varieties are now widely grown, sometimes in greenhouses in cooler climates.

The plants typically grow to 1–3 meters (3–10 ft) in height and have a weak stem that often sprawls over the ground and vines over other plants. Often grown outdoors in temperate climates. Him and Her devised a system of stakes and intertwined threads together as a support for the plants as they grew taller.

Heres one of the harvest of 2015-red, organically grown, happy looking and smile spreading bunch!  Thats more than 2lbs of a mix of Roma,big red and small Campari.IMG_0028

 

Info Courtesy : Wiki

Picture courtesy: TheValleyGreens and iPhone

Deep purple

 

 Cabbage is a leafy green or purple plant, grown as an annual vegetable crop for its dense-leaved heads.
It belongs to a broad family of common vegetables that also include brussel sprouts, cauliflower, kale and broccoli.
Him and Her allocated one square feet for purple cabbage.
Since it was a first time, it made sense not to give in to the risk factor and allocate more squares for this vegetable.
Square foot gardening technique usually works more efficiently when you grow what you know you will eat. So dedicate more to veggies that are for sure staples at the dining table.
Moreover, the seed starter process was indoors, and one sapling survived well after being transplanted in the garden plot.
Cabbage structurally consists of clusters of stiff leaves  in compact layers, allowing it to acquire round shape.
The vegetable crop  catches the eye once its out and about during the formation of the layers.
Successful in the harvest of the purple cabbage, it was treated as a star in the kitchen.
Have to admit, the crunchiness was amazing.