Monday, September 3, 2007

Ginormous vegetables

With good ground and plenty of rain, some plants have produced huge vegetables!Some peppers weigh almost a pound, and are nearly too big to hold in one hand.This onion weighed 1.75 pounds (but it had some soft spots so we had to eat it ourselves).Dad put in a couple plants of heirloom tomatoes, and they aren't pretty, but they do get big. This one weighs one pound, 13 ounces. The melon beside the cut tomato below is not a cantaloupe (we don't have any tomatoes that big), it's a small, softball-sized melon. It still makes the ice cream scoop look like a teaspoon. The cabbage has gotten particularly big this year! This monster head weighs 14 1/2 pounds. (Mom made cabbage and noodles yesterday, so I know that they're not only big, but also sweet.)