Happy 4th of July!


Each season, I aim for the first ripe tomato by July 4th. I miss it most years by about a week. I wasn’t expecting much this year because of late planting and it’s been such a weird wet early summer. I haven’t been out to visit the garden for a few days because of all the rain. We went out today and look what was there!

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Jersey Devil and Jolly Elf tomatoes

Okay, cherry tomatoes shouldn’t count, they usually are early. But the Jersey Devil tomato is a 90-100 day tomato. I wasn’t expecting it until August.

Other recent garden harvests include garlic, onions, about 6 green beans and a few blueberries before the birds found them.

The first of the onion harvest.

The first of the onion harvest. There’s plenty more still to harvest.

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Big round Patterson Yellow Storage Onion.

I’ll harvest the onions as the tops fall over. They will be cured and stored in the basement.

The tomatoes seem to be doing well despite all the rain. The zucchini and butternuts are finally taking off. Eggplant is blooming and should be fruiting soon. I got a few jalapenos but the pepper plants don’t look good in general. The cukes don’t look great either. Lettuce is done until the weather cools down. The Kale is still growing but should bolt soon.

There are a bunch of volunteer tomatoes growing in and around the compost. I think there’s a cantaloupe growing in there too. I started a flat of cabbage to plant in the fall.

That’s about it for garden updates for now. I hope everyone is having a good summer!

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3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by hiccup on July 4, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    My goal is to have tomatoes set by the 4th, and I have a lot this year! Might get to eat some this month! No zucchini blooms yet, and the beans have a while too. Love your blog!!

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  2. Hey hiccup! good to see you.

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  3. Posted by bhd on July 5, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    THIS is the year I should have tried tomatoes. Summer came a month early. Dammit! I am, however, growing potatoes in a barrel. We shall see. Your harvest looks beautiful!

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