Retired. Living simply and frugally. Eating healthy, home-grown, local organic food. Avoiding GMOs, processed, packaged, and shipped foods to be more kind to mother earth. Gardening is my passion.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Bring on the Heirloom Tomatoes
It's time.... the heirlooms are starting to ripen and I'm licking my lips with delight. I noticed some blossom end rot on a couple of the plants, so when the fruit starts showing shades of pink, I've been picking to avoid a damaged fruit later on, unless I see it's perfect, then I'll let it hang. I enjoy being surprised with my mix of heirlooms and this year is no different. Part of the fun is identifying the heirloom. I'm cheating a little since I grew this mix in years past and know what's in there. So far, I see the Peach tomato, Black Krim, Fox Cherry, Amish Paste, Brandywine, Roman Stripe. I have some difficulty identifying the huge brandywine-ish pink tomatoes. I'll work on those. All in all, so far a great year for the heirlooms.