Break out the Duke’s mayonnaise and bread because the tomatoes are in!!! First to the races are the Juliet’s (Roma style) and cherries. We have been anticipating this moment for months and are ready for the summer diet of tomato sandwiches.
I hate to overshadow the rest of our crop because the green beans, kale, chard and peppers are also quite delicious!!
Kevin and I continue to do damage control on the leaf spot and blight that have hit our peppers, chard and tomatoes. It hasn’t gotten worse and we seem to be managing it with the copper hydroxide that we have been applying every week.
We have also been fertilizing with fish emulsion and controlling the spread of tomato worms with BT every seven to ten days. Aside from the monster tomato worm I found weeding today, we have not seen much evidence of them. I think this somewhat has to do with catching them early and mostly to luck! We will take what we can get :-).
We received a heavy rain storm on Sunday and while that is good for the crops it means more weeding for those of us who grow organically. Kevin and I have turned it into a game to see who can find the biggest weed!
Beautiful salad featuring Hendrick House grown lettuce greens and cucumbers, tossed in house made vinaigrette and whole grain croutons. Yum yum.
The banana peppers are starting to come and they are coming in strong. We have a number of different peppers that are going to be coming in, and these are the first to start hitting the vine.
One of the things we did since we’re growing our food practically down the street, was we got to pick whatever variety of pepper we wanted to plant and how well it travels was never a concern. We can’t wait to see how the rest of the peppers come in in the following weeks.