I have not seen many bees now-a-days, our neighbors, HOA, and the city has been spraying chemical pesticides to control weeds and pests. I believe I'm the only homeowner in this sub-division with an organic garden, this is the least I could do to help the beneficial bugs.
Basil, Eggplants, Peppers, Squashes, and Cherry Tomatoes.
(Last week's photo)
Eggplants, eggplants, eggplants in every photo.
(Last week's photo)
My two Ichiban eggplants are rolling out fruits faster than we can eat, I have been harvesting them at least twice a week, sometimes more. I like them small to medium size and try not to let them grow too big. We've been eating eggplants -- grilled, roasted, sauteed, and fried, future plan includes salad, kimchi, dip, and casserole etc. How do you prepare your eggplants?
No idea what I have here, I thought I was growing Green Zebra, it is not GB. Two years in a row I started seeds from the same packet with a GB picture-label, and I got this red tomato. Last year I thought the seedling labels were mixed up, this year I was extra careful with the seeds and labels. I'm very sure I did not made a mistake this time, I still got a red tomato plant and I don't know which variety it is. This is the second time I bought seeds that were label incorrectly from two different sources.
I'm not disappointed that this tomato is not Green Zebra (although I really want to grow one), it gives me a ripe fruit on July 4th, the first tomato to ripen not counting the cherry matoes. The fruits grow in clusters and the plant is 1/2 the height of all other mato plants, a determinant variety?
Here's my first Cherokee Purple, I've heard CP is a good producer, but it didn't performed well last year, I got only a handful of fruits from it, I'm trying again this year, if our climate is too hot and dry for its comfort I might have to call it quits and look for a different variety for next year.
Can you recommend a / some good tasting heirloom tomato for me to try?