You’re looking at the first tomato of the season from our garden (yes, I realize it’s late August and most of you have been eating tomatoes for months, but let me have my fun!). We’ve had a few ripe ones from a plant that came from the nursery, but this is the first one started from seed.
This little fella is a Sungold cherry tomato. Danielle convinced me to put them back on my list after I’d removed them in an attempt to rein in my tomato seed binge, and I’m so glad that she did, they’re delicious! I was doing the dance of joy in the garden this afternoon after spotting this baby. I’ve been trying unsuccessfully for years to grow them, but we’ve finally got ourselves an eggplant!! In the past they’d always start flowering just in time for the weather to turn cool. I planted the Fairy Tale variety in previous years, but I went with Dusky this time after reading that it produces well in cooler weather. Our climate makes Vancouver a great place to live (it never gets too hot or too cold), but it can also make it difficult to get heat loving plants to produce. Looks like we’ve solved that problem as far as eggplant is concerned!
Other recent harvests include these lovely Fortex pole beans. I wasn’t able to plant a Three Sisters garden this year, so I planted them at the base of my mom’s sunflowers, which seem to make a wonderful support for the beans (although I may have a hard time picking the ones at the top of the vine!).