Sometimes the best things happen when you least expect it - from the garden!
Take a look at these beautiful big tomatoes!
We don't usually get so lucky with growing big tomatoes and most of the time we are happy to have sweet cherry tomatoes from our Haiku Maui garden. The last time we tilled up this patch of ground there were some volunteer tomato plants, and we said - let's give them a chance and see what happens.
Fast forward to now. Those 4 plants produced abundant cherry tomatoes and large tomatoes - from seeds that had been ploughed up into the soil, by way of reject fruits that fell. This may be the best crop of tomatoes we've had. Go figure!
Cherry tomatoes are sweet and juicy and you can use them in many ways, but it's hard to slice them into a sandwich or burger.
The large ones aren't so easy to grow (without pesticides), but we still try about once a year anyway. Sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you don't. We are really happy to pull off this crop and we're savoring the flavor!
Never underestimate the ability of plants to persevere and produce, against all odds.
Growing vegetables in Haiku Maui is a joy. We can garden all year round and eat something from our garden every day of the year.
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