Up until a few weeks ago, the apples on our tree in the back yard were inedible. Now, they’re delicious, so I’m like a bad pony standing renegade in the back yard, eating them all the time. I eat one a day, and sometimes three. Chomp, chomp, chomp. The Big Guy also made some applesauce, and then, he made some apple tarts which tasted suspiciously like the applesauce.
As far as growing stuff, we finally grew four tomatoes. It took 8 months. Two of ‘maters were tiny, and two grew big straight into rot. I never understood how that happens. You are waiting patiently on the tomato to turn from green to red, and instead, it turns from green to rot. In Oakland, that’s all we could grow – huge bucketfuls of cherry tomatoes. Mostly tasteless and mostly with the neighbors kindly telling me, “We’re good on tomatoes. Please don’t bring us any more.”
Though tomatoes rot here, lettuce grows like a weed. We have 4 containers, and the stuff we grow is delicious. Yum.