Thursday, July 17, 2008

First Cucumbers of the season, tomatoes soon!

Last week afforded the first ripe and ready cucumber of the season. We like them best in a cucumber salad that is merely vinegar, sugar and cucumbers.



One of the grape tomatoes is almost red enough to pick, soon there will be many. Other notable tomato varieties this year are (from left to right above): Rutgers (a big slicing tomato), the Grape tomatoes I already mentioned, San Marzano (a plum, saucing tomato) and Yellow Pear (a small bite size variety). We threw down some ground up left over egg shells for calcium to prevent blossom end rot, but this year it is the irregular rain that is killing us and giving some of the tomatoes dreaded blossom end rot.

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