I made a small harvest from my garden this morning, in preparation for tomorrow’s Downtown Farmers Market. I’ll be bringing six or seven tomatoes, three cucumbers, some jalapenos and some Anaheim peppers.
For knowing essentially nothing about gardening, I’m pretty pleased with how things are progressing so far. You gardeners in the audience will shudder when I mention that I have eight, yes eight, tomato plants going right now. Did I mention that that’s in about a 4x8 space? It’s getting a bit tight. Barring disaster or some blight, I may be able to provide tomatoes for everyone I know for the next several weeks. I bought two varieties of tomato (Early Girl and Big Beef) in four-packs, and couldn’t bring myself to just chuck some of the sprouts, so I planted them all. I will do this differently next year. No one needs this many tomatoes, save perhaps Chef Boyardee.
I think the Farmer’s Market on the 15th of August will really be the big sales day. Not much you can do with the limited haul I have this time around. I expect to be sold-out early. I mean, who wouldn’t want to eat stuff grown by me? By the 15th, those Big Beef tomatoes ought to be catching up to the Early Girls and I should be swimming in ‘em.
Here’s to another fine Farmer’s Market for everyone!
Yours in vegetation,