Thursday, July 21, 2011

Real Tomatoes. Finally.

The veggies above are from yesterday. There were more today, and Joe made a great pasta sauce for part of tonight's supper that was almost all from the yard. It included our own tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, onions, garlic, oregano, and thyme.

All the main crop of tomatoes are finally beginning to come in. We have Cherokee Purple, Rutgers, and Wuhib (paste-type) ripening in a big wave.

We're still getting plenty of cucumbers, but I expect that to end soon. The peppers, though, are going to be providing for us for a while.


  1. I wish I was getting plenty of cucumbers. I planted 9 plants, IIRC, and 5 of them died- maybe wind battered. I'm only getting 1-2 cukes a week. I've seen Sharon suggest planting a late crop of cucumbers - do you think we can do that here? And if so, when?

  2. Congrats! My cukes sadly aren't producing well this year :(

  3. Owlfan, I don't think it's too late for you (south of Atlanta) to plant more. If it takes 65-70 days for the plants to start producing, that would begin around the end of September, leaving most of October for cukes to form and mature. You probably wouldn't get tons, but you might get three or four or five weeks' worth.

    Erin, I wish I knew why some years were good for cukes and others not so good, but I'm pretty sure the freaky weather has something to do with it. We've had a lot of heat, but we missed the floods that hit your area earlier in the summer. I'm guessing that's the main difference.

    Hope everyone is having a great weekend and good harvests!

  4. What a beautiful basket of goodies! I'm growing Rutgers too, and can't wait until they are ripe for the picking.

  5. meemsnyc, I always have good luck with Rutgers, so I feel extra fortunate that they are as tasty as they are hardy. Hope yours are ready soon!

    These really did taste as good as they looked.


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