We finally got our first ripe tomato — this little Black Cherry. It may be small, but it packed a ton of flavor! And I guess it’s healthier to have a salad with a cherry on top than a sundae with a cherry on top.
Poor Karen Hager, our gardening columnist, lost most of her garden when a big tree fell on it during the hell-storm of June 29. I was so sorry to hear that, knowing how much hard work she put into it. A lot of people (myself included, probably), would throw in the towel for the year, but not Karen. She’s putting in new plants and hoping to get some good produce out of them before the season ends.
I am eager to see if my Better Boys and Lemon Boys ripen soon. It seems if I don’t get blossom-end rot, then I wait forever to see the first blush of pink or yellow on my fruits. But I shall be patient!
I’d love to hear about how your gardens are doing. If you’ve been getting ripe veggies already, have you discovered any new ways to prepare them or are you enjoying them in your old favorite ways? Reading Crooked Road’s comment about tomato sandwiches on Karen’s blog made my mouth water. I’m ready for one of those for sure!
Send me any produce pictures you want at firstname.lastname@example.org, especially if they are particularly lovely specimens or particularly funny deformed specimens (such as this tomato baby submitted by reader Deborah Combs, click “read more”). I’d love to share some more on the blog.