As we head into August, I thought it would be a good time to take a look around the garden and see where everything stands at this point. Here’s a list of the things that aren’t quite ready, but are well on their way.
The Beaverlodge tomatoes are an early variety, and are pretty much the only tomatoes that have recognizeable fruit at this point (besides some of the cherry tomato plants). I’ve been reading with envy about those of you who have tomatoes ripening right now. I don’t know if it’s due to our relatively cool summer or not, but we’re still pretty much at the flowering stage for most of them. I can remember freaking out last year, and I ended up with a pretty good crop, so maybe I just need to relax. I do have big plans for my dozen or so plum tomato plants though, so I can’t say that I won’t be a little choked if I don’t end up getting any fruit!
That reminds me – Jill, if you’re reading, my ketchup recipe is packed away and in storage, but I’m pretty sure it came from Blue Ribbon Preserves. I’ll have to get the book out of the library because I wasn’t thinking ahead when I threw it in a box in April, so I’ll try to post the recipe if I’m able to find it.
Anyone else suffering from late tomatoes?