Monday, July 21, 2014

Evvai! The first zuke!

Finally, the long wait to harvest something from the garden is over. Evvai is an exclamation to express extreme joy (very much like yayyyyy!), and it felt like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when I spotted the first zuke in the garden. We already had the inflatable hand (to cheer on Italy in the World Cup), but since we lost, the hand has been repurposed mainly as an object to shoo away flies. Zucchini-1, tomatoes-0!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

First time blue tomato trials

Blue tom 8 day difference
Note: left taken on 6/23 and right on 7/1 - a striking difference in 8 days

Last year I bought blue tomato seeds (from an online italian source) so I hope these will turn out in the way that they were described - blue. The tomato crop this year is going to be modest, at best, since I have only 4 varieties in the ground. I can't wait until I can pick one right off the vine.