You wouldn’t think it, but October is tomato time here in the garden. We’ve got a garden full of beautiful heirloom tomatoes! This one is a ripe Lucid Gem.
A little background…. you may remember that the tomato plants that we got in April didn’t make it (here). Then, in June, we planted from seeds (here). The Blue Cream Berries never did sprout, but the Lucid Gems, Hillbilly, and Berkeley Tie Dyes sure did!
Since it’s been a while, read on for all of the updates. Last month (late September), I pulled all of the eggplants, peppers (except pimento) and generally spruced up. Note to self: next year, find another pepper plant that produces like the Sunset but isn’t quite so hot. My friends at work were super happy when I brought in 48 (!) peppers that were ripening when I pulled the plant.
I think we probably saw over 100 peppers just from one plant. The only issue is that they were (to me) much hotter than the advertised Scoville units. They were meant to be about 1/3 of the heat of a jalepeno, but turned out much hotter.
Other lesson learned – pimento peppers are HEAVY! Some strong winds will knock them right off the plant, but they’re still delicious green.
So – the garden pre-cleanup looked like this:
I pulled all of the finished plants and prepared for autumn leafy greens (yum!)
Here’s the post with the new items planted:
How’ve they grown you might ask? Take a look! This is from this week!
Can’t wait for salads…..