As some of you know, over the past couple of years we’ve added veggie gardening and beekeeping to the TwoBigCats list of things to do instead of riding our tandem 🙁
Given the very positive results we’d read about using the Earthbox, we opted to buy a few direct from the manufacturer and give ’em a whirl. Turns out that was a fortunate decision on our part – all of the Earthbox plants have been putting out a truly prodigious amount of veggies compared to their ground soil / water counterparts.
But true to form, some of our Earthbox plants are doing just what our lemon and apple tree have done in the past – we’re getting multiple fruit in a single piece of fruit. (Perhaps I can find out apple / lemon photos to add to this @ some point in the future.) The latest example is from our Purple Cherokee tomato.
Truth be told, when I picked it and brought it in the house, I thought, “Huh, that’s weird”. Joanne looked at it and said, “Whoa, three tomatoes have grown in to a single fruit.”
(Ah, that’s really what I was thinking, too. Not 🙁
Anyway, here are some pics so you can judge for yourself. (The name, “Bertha Butt” – one of the Butt Sisters of Troglodytes song “fame” comes to mind.)
After making the initial post, it occurred to me that Bertha’s a bit like Queen’s album cover for “The Miracle” back in the ’80’s:
As always, thx for stopping by, be well and don’t forget to write when you get work.
(I’ll try to post pics later today from my “beeswax from honey-frame to melted and molded block” efforts of the past few days.)