Monday, August 12, 2013

Summer's Bounty

I have a plot at a community garden in Chicago, called the Peterson Garden Project, a nonprofit organization that uses 20% of its garden plots to grow food for local shelters. I took my camera with me last Saturday so I could grab some cool shots of the garden.

Do you see the little visitor sitting on my Russian Orange tomato?

Blondkomfchan yellow cherry tomatoes, red currant tomatoes, and ground cherries.

Ground cherries get their name because you know they are ripe when they naturally fall on the plant and onto the ground. 

Ground cherries are related to tomatillos, in that the fruit grows in a papery "lantern" casing. The fruit tastes like a cross between a tomato and a pineapple, in my opinion.