|Ripe tomatoes are appearing regularly in the garden.|
In my last garden update, I was excited about the early vegetables and herbs I'd been using from the garden. Now even more vegetables are showing up, and some precious ripe tomatoes have been making an appearance. This seems like it's going to be one of my best garden years ever, and I'm guessing it was the rich compost my brother-in-law Clayton tilled into my garden beds plus a very warm spring in Utah that's created all this good garden karma!
This is my first ripe Brandywine tomato. This one is on the small side, but when the plant gets going sometimes these get so large that one slice is enough to make a tomato sandwich.
I have four Ichiban Eggplants and they are completely loaded with eggplant. I'd guess I'm about a week away from picking my first ones.
I haven't had great luck growing bell peppers, but these look like they are coming along and they're happily co-existing with the swiss chard.
And speaking of co-existing, there are quite a few volunteer tomatillos coming up among the Red Russian Kale, and I've decided I'm going to keep a few of the biggest ones.
I've been tending my two youngest nephews this week, ages 8 and 11, and Mitchell and Ethan helped me weed today to get ready to take photos. Unfortunately they are not too interested in vegetables yet, but we've certainly been having a good time.
If you're growing a garden, chime in and let us know how your plants are doing. (You can see all my Garden Updates since 2006 or the 2012 Garden Updates if you'd like to find out more about my garden.)