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Nuclear ‘mater

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.)

Bertha’s bottom.

Bertha’s, um… something.

Another of Bertha’s “something”.

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:

FWIW, we had part of Bertha last night with our honkin’ big quesadillas… pretty good stuff.

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.)