|Finally, our tomato harvest begins. From upper right, clockwise: Yellow Pear, Black Cherry, Yellow Oxheart, Costoluto Genovese, Saxon's Black, Yellow Trifele, and my absolute fave: Pink Boar (the greenish black ones next to the yellow pears).|
Anyone who lives in San Diego can affirm that this year's weather has been just plain bizarro. In fact, our summer was the coldest on record in 70 years. This spring, as our poor tomato seedlings shivered in the damp chill, we despaired of seeing an actual harvest. It didn't help that I started way too many seeds, too early, under growlights in my studio. Last year's starts were way more vigorous, so much so that I ended up transplanting them into newspaper pots before putting them in the ground (photo below).
|Seedlings in pots made from old newspapers|