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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!

Peppers

First radish!

Fresh tomato soup!

Tomato, basil, mozzarella sandwich!

Picked last of the tomatoes before the frost. Fried green tomatoes, anyone?
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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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4DOGNIGHT 11/16/2013 8:38AM

    WOW!

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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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NPA4LOSS 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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CSKIES1 11/15/2013 9:38PM

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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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