First there was the rain and the rain and the rain.
Next came the unrelenting heat - did you know tomatoes don't produce if the temperatures are in the high 90's everyday with nights in the high 80s?
Well, they don't. They produce big green tomatoes but they don't ripen.
But now they're starting in ernest. I'm hoping the noon agricultural report of an el nina starting bringing an early frost is wrong! I figure if they're right we might get a month of production. Oh well.
Here's what we have now:
Brown Berry - a really wonderful cherry tomato with a lovely flavor
SunGold - an orange cherry - we have so many of these I'm trying to figure out how to use them all.
Moon Gold - a larger orange tomato
Valencia - a mid size orange with a meaty texture
Jet Star - a Rutger-like midsize globe
Cherokee Purple - dark, midsize
Brandywine - a large bright red
Green Zebra - we've had a few of these but the plant is struggling. These are one of my favorites for its great flavor and the way it looks in a salad.
The zucchini are struggling but the butternut squash look terrific
And the potatoes are something we'll want to be sure to do next year again - they taste wonderful and produce very well.