The Preslar Family

The Preslar Family
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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Holy Green Thumb!


Troy took over the gardening this year, and I don't think he's going to get out of doing the job ever again. He's terrific at it! We've had so many bad tomato years lately; everything from seemingly "failure to thrive" plants to big plants that just produced no tomatoes all. Well, check these babies out! They're almost as tall as I am and are covered in hundreds of little green promises of wonderfulness. They're our favorite variety: the brandywine. Oh, baby. We'd better start stocking up on bacon right now!!!

And take a look at these:



Our neighbor gave us two seeds. Two measly little seeds. We planted them, thinking that with our track record we'd be lucky to get even one plant to grow. Well, both the plants flourished, and now we've got two enormous pumpkin plants taking over both our house and our other neighbor's. When I say "enormous pumpkins" I don't mean it is an enormous plant that produces pumpkins, I mean that it's a plant that grows enormous pumpkins. You know, those 500 lb. monsters? Well, so far it looks like we're going to get four of them. It's only July and they're already as big as a regular pumpkin at Halloween, and we've got three months to go! We're really pretty excited. I'm sure you are too. We'll keep you posted.

8 comments:

Bella said...

WOW!!! Way to go Troy!

Keersten said...

You rock Troy. We planted 1 brandywine last year and loved it so much that I did 4 this year. They are great!

Misty said...

I will not show these pictures to Mike. We planted tomatoes for the first time this year and they aren't lookin' too pretty...

steph said...

Oh I'm so jealous. We have no where to plant at all, and I'm not sure if we did have somewhere that tomatoes would even grow (since it's foggy here most of the summer.)

Brent & Kate Jefferies said...

Woah! That's really COOL! I always have great ambitions every year for our garden but then we leave for too many vacations and the garden dwindles with lack of water. Someday we'll figure this out.
And man oh man! I am jealous of your pumpkins!! I cannot get pumpkins to grow!
Good job!

Swimmingmom said...

Way to go Troy, that's awesome! I don't have much of a green thumb myself, so what a great feat!

luann said...

Impressive! I didn't even get my seeds in the ground this year... you probably need that for a garden, huh?

Melissa said...

Oh I am jealous. We all planted gardens this year in a sort of competition. We lost several plants in the 2 weeks of vacation when we realized the sprinklers weren't turning on. And then the darn dog seems to have a personal vendetta against me and keeps digging up any thing that shows signs of thriving in my garden. I just may put Troy in charge of our garden, too!