Tomato pickers Molly Kate and Nana
During their recent visit to our home, Granddaughter Molly Kate, our son Jeremy and I braved the high heat index for a quick tour of Baboo and Nana’s vegetable garden.
Well, we call it “garden.” It consists of four cherry tomato plants, several cucumber vines, a few pole beans and okra plants, all in our mostly shady backyard.
Molly Kate picks tomatoes for the first time.
Daddy and daughter team up to pick Mountain Magic tomatoes.
Parents Katie and Jeremy are not into gardening, whether the edible or landscaping variety. Molly Kate was up for the experience, though.
Picking Mexico Midgets
She wasn’t fazed by how tiny our tomatoes are. All four are the cherry variety or smaller. But they do produce abundantly.
They supply enough for us and for involuntary sharing with the birds as well as intentional sharing with a neighbor who likes their size and flavor. Not even one of the four varieties is near slicing size, though, a result of my inept online ordering.
Molly Kate checks her harvest.
Proud of her tomato-picking results
Back in the air conditioning, our young gardener showed her harvest to her mom Katie. Katie took all the photos above with her iPhone.