After weeks of drooling over all the tomatoes you’ve been enjoying, I finally got our first ones last week! Whoo- Hoo! It’s about two weeks later than last year, but that’s to be expected with our cold and wet spring.
Have you ever tried yellow raspberries? They’re incredible! Really, you must try them if you ever get the chance.
The first of the pickling cukes- enough for a quart of my favorite refrigerator dill pickles- and a couple heads of a summer “crisphead” lettuce called “Anuenue.” I’ve grown “Summertime” before, but I like this better- it’s greener and makes the best wraps for a lettuce wrap meal.
The second handful of yellow beans, the last of the snap peas, some side shoots from the broccoli, and the first of the zucchini with a few basil leaves thrown in for good measure. See the carrots? Some are great looking, nice and long, and the others are short and forked…all from the same bed. Hurrmph.
And here they are, my sweet little babies. The little ones are Honey Bunch grape tomatoes (and we’ve gotten a number since this picture, too), the dark red in the front are Early Girls, and the orangey ones in the back are Silvery Fir. They are supposed to be the earliest, but the Early Girls beat them this year. That’s one of the reasons I grow Early Girl, a hybrid, each year along with my other heirloom slicing tomatoes- they are so consistent, prolific, and early. Plus they’ll produce until frost kills them and they’re blight resistant.
Speaking of blight, my Cherokee Purple bush has a blight making the flowers dry up and fall off without producing and the leaves curl. Super bummed that this happened to my favorite heirloom, but so far it’s not affecting the others surrounding it, *fingers crossed.*
Now it’s your turn.