Post by littleminnie on Jul 13, 2014 17:34:25 GMT -5
We are behind again here but I think it won't be long. My first as usual are predicted to be Sungold and Stupice. The first big tomatoes will definitely be Malachite Box and Catwell. High tunnel growers at market have had just a few cherries this week so I am not far behind with my medium tunnel started crop.
From the sandy potato fields of Sherburne county, Windy River Eco Farm grows heirloom vegetables, flowers and herbs for Market and CSA. Been growing since 2008.
Post by copperhead46 on Jul 14, 2014 20:54:57 GMT -5
yeah, I'm a little south, N/E Oklahoma. We had a really late frost and lite freeze the end of April, and I thought everything I had out was done for, but most of them came through. I'm getting ready to start canning salsa next week, I have enough piled up to make a batch, got lots of peppers and harvested the onions about 2 weeks ago.
Post by flowerweaver on Jul 15, 2014 9:15:41 GMT -5
Even though I have a long growing season, it's the early tomatoes that really produce for me before it gets too hot to set: Early Ssubakas Aliana, Vernissage Green, Siberian. Next spring I'll plant earlier and see what survives the last frost with a bit of protection, since I can't do anything about the heat.
Drip irrigated gardening in the arid southwest on a beautiful pile of alluvial rocks where the hill country meets the desert. It's a food desert, too: a 3 hour round trip to the grocery store.
Post by 12540dumont on Jul 15, 2014 23:00:11 GMT -5
I have never planted tomatoes this late before. I normally start tomatoes in January. I didn't start them till 2/1! I transplanted on 4/8. It was 86 degrees already. If I had started in January, I would have had main season tomatoes by now. Although there's 100's of greens on...there's only Sungolds and Lieven's Teardrop that are ripe. Both Cherries. Copperhead, I don't think I've ever had an early yellow boy. That's interesting.
My only super early is latah, which I'm about to give to the chickens. Many maincrop ones are here. Very good quality this year, already found a 10.2 brix one (beefsteak). Even many winter storage varieties are starting to ripen.
Post by littleminnie on Aug 4, 2014 21:45:43 GMT -5
I was gone over the weekend and picked this evening. Quite a few are ripe now. Azoychka, the pink and purple Bumble Bees, black cherry, Missouri Pink Love Apple and 2 that were not what they said they were.