First BLT of 2014

First BLT of 2014

I like the idea of seasonality; of waiting for part of the year to enjoy something in its own time. The absence enhances the experience. With year-round produce, it’s easy to indulge in so many things anytime. But, with tomatoes, the best are still the ones...

It’s Ripe!

The first tomato in the 2014 garden is ready! BLT for lunch today.

First Tomato of 2014

The volunteer is a bigger plant, but the Brandywine I bought at Sonoma Mission Gardens was the first to set fruit. I was checking the plants and couldn’t believe my eyes at first, but sure enough, there’s a nice tomato developing and it’s not even...

A Volunteer

Aside from a single basil plant to make it through the winter (read about that here), I found a tomato sprout too. I didn’t start any tomatoes from seeds this year, so I have no idea what variety it is. My best guess would be a Green Zebra because that was the...

The Little Basil That Could

I did it! After many years of trying, I finally kept a basil plant alive over the winter. Even though the cold snap six weeks or so ago in December. I transplanted several cuttings that started to root-out in November and only one made it, but one is better than none....