My peppers have done well though. That red one is my first pimento pepper, not quite ready to pick. I think another day and it will be fully red and ready. I have visions of making pimento cheese with my own peppers this year. (I’m a cow away from making it completely homemade!). My tomatillo plants are hearty and starting to fruit up nicely. The brussel sprouts I planted last spring that I thought would just be a spring crop (turns out they can go for a loooonnnnnggg time) are looking good. Good to the point where Edie is talking about how good they are going to be roasted. I still have some chard and some kale that have weathered the heat beautifully. The new sage & thyme plants I planted this year have taken off. The fennel I planted is doing nicely too. And bonus, I discovered a volunteer golden cherry tomatillo (also known as a pineapple tomatillo) plant! I harvested some seeds from some last summer and while they sprouted up, they never did anything this year. I was quite pleased to find it, as we really enjoyed them last year and were bummed to think we wouldn’t get them. They were a most pleasant surprise.
While my kitchen counters haven’t been overcome by my tomatoes, I have been lucky enough to have generous friends share their bounty, so that we have still been able to eat homegrown tomato sandwiches for as many meals a day as we care to. Thankfully, tomato plants have growing season, and the blooms I saw a few weeks ago are now green tomatoes that are weighing down my plants again. And I got to pick a red one yesterday!!! A very small grape one, but, a red one nonetheless. Perhaps the battle has turned in my favor? One can only hope…..