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The Fruits of Labor!

Friday, November 15, 2013

A garden of a few tomato, pepper and radish plants produced quite a bountiful harvest this year. Growing and cultivating the plants took on a whole new meaning to me when it involved a different type of physical activity. “Patty’s Patch” was now my new playground. I never knew I had so many different muscle groups until I started gardening. The reward was great for nutrition as well as for fitness. And, what fun! Yes, working hard does produce the fruits of your labor. It was a great learning experience in the garden, in the kitchen and in a work-out! I’m already planning next year’s “patch”!

Week 1

"Basket Weave" staking

Pre-ripened cherry tomatoes

First picks!


First radish!

Fresh tomato soup!

Tomato, basil, mozzarella sandwich!

Picked last of the tomatoes before the frost. Fried green tomatoes, anyone?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUMPINJULIE 11/22/2013 5:20PM

    Looks great.

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MESS2ASUCCESS 11/20/2013 7:02AM

    Wow! They look amazing!

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MJ7DM33 11/17/2013 2:07PM

  It's a win, win situation! Everything looks yummy! Thx for sharing!

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PURPLELVR7 11/17/2013 8:29AM


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TATTER3 11/16/2013 7:14PM

    I can grow flowers but no veggies...just don't have the knack. Keep Sparkin'!!

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CLEARNIGHTSKY 11/16/2013 5:53PM

    That is SO COOL. Congratulations on your harvest! You've earned it!


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LESLIELENORE 11/16/2013 3:36PM

    That is so awesome! I love brown sugar baked green tomatoes!

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SWDESERTLOVER 11/16/2013 2:46PM

    Wow, I love this! That's a nice garden and beautiful veggies. Now you have me thinking about planting a garden next year!

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BARBANNA 11/16/2013 2:33PM

    emoticon You should be very proud. That's really going green for the planet. If everyone choose to do this the world would be a better place! emoticon

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KAYOTIC 11/16/2013 11:57AM

    I'm envious of you garden skills! I had a few pots out, but hope to have a spread like yours one day! If only I can keep the rabbits and squirrels out!

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LJOYCE55 11/16/2013 8:44AM

  How clever of you to use up calories making calories that are healthy for you. Double duty.

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IMREITE 11/16/2013 2:33AM

    I enjoy gardening. i also enjoy herbs and items i can use. it is enjoyable to use real aloe instead of the bottled stuff that is loaeded with artificial colors and fragrence.

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GRNDMOM43 11/16/2013 12:17AM

    emoticon such a beautiful garden. I am so happy that it turned out so well and was so rewarding.

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MICHELELYNN777 11/15/2013 10:53PM

    What a beautiful garden and harvest! I have a very small garden, but anything fresh picked out of your own garden tastes extra good, doesn't it? Your fresh tomato soup and tomato basil sandwich look delicious :)
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SPEEDY143 11/15/2013 10:07PM

    emoticon it really is a joy isn't it!!! I rewarded myself when I'd loss 50 lbs. on 2/27/11 by planting a "Victory" garden emoticon We started small and it's "grown" a lot in almost 3 years. Just another NSV that continues to keep us on our healthy path emoticon Munch on emoticon Freggies Forever emoticon

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LINDA! 11/15/2013 10:04PM

    It all looks yummy.

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JOANBRESLIN 11/15/2013 8:43PM

  nice pic they look wonderful

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VEENAS1 11/15/2013 8:41PM

    Wonderful pictures. I am so glad your garden did well. I wish I had a place where I could garden. Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 11/15/2013 8:40PM

    They look beautiful to me!

Our garden yielded quite well also.

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