Joe and I had been watching one of the peppers slowly getting redder and redder out of his window. We decided yesterday that it had to be ready. He was very excited to try it and ended up eating more than a few slices. The pepper was very sweet, even sweeter than a red bell pepper you would buy at the store. We have two more peppers on the plant, one that is almost ready to be picked.
Once again, it made me happy to share the experience of growing our own food with my son. I love the fact that he walked out there, picked a tomato and a basil leaf and shoved them into his mouth saying “yummm!” Also, after eating some of the red bell pepper, Joe started asking to try the other vegetables that I was preparing to roast. He wanted to see what they all tasted like. Even mushrooms! He didn’t like everything, but he wanted to try everything.
So even though our strawberry plants have taken a beating, I would call our garden a success so far.