Tomatoes are in!
We planted a number of different varieties this year, including sungold (cherry), Principe Borghese (small plum), indigo rose (large cherry), and a blight resistant cherry from the Cornell Extension. All of these are in, and more. We also have a few large tomatoes, including the beautiful heirloom pictured above, the pink Berkeley tie-dye.
Since so many of our varieties are not red tomatoes, use feel and smell to judge each tomato’s ripeness. A ripe tomato will feel soft and smell pleasantly vegetal. Overripe tomatoes will pop or ooze slightly when picked and smell strongly.
We also have plenty of sweet and hot peppers, including bell, shishito, pepperoncini, jalapeno, poblano, Thai Dragon, Tabasco, and cherry. Our other hot weather crops are also coming in now, so look for eggplant, try our two different varieties of okra (red and green), and begin to pick some of our wonderful tomatillos.
Ready to harvest:
Bed #2: Tomatoes (sungold and Cornell), broccoli, sorrel
Bed#3: Tomato (indigo rose), beans
Bed #4: Tomato (black krill, Principe Borghese), sweet peppers, parsley
Bed #5: Tomatillo, okra, hot peppers, chard
Bed #6: Tomato (Glacier), cucumbers
Bed #7: Summer squash, nero kale, dill,
Bed#9: Chicory, eggplant, beans, chard
Bed #10: Broccoli, chard, beans
Bed #11: Amaranth