August 12, 2010
Yesterday I noticed a few tomatoes were ready for picking. I like doing a clean pick each day to prevent any problems and spoilage. The larger two tomatoes to the top right are brandywines growing in the raised beds. To the left middle the largest tomato is also a brandywine grown in a container. There is a noticeable difference in size. Much of this is a result of the weather we have been having lately. I'm going to use an organic fertilizer on the containers to help boost their yield. The smaller orangish red tomatoes are Tiny Tim. This heirloom tomato is a good producer with tomatoes about the size of golf balls. They are a bit more on the tart side for flavour. The Thai basil is wonderful and as with the other basils is producing nicely. Two Hungarian wax peppers rounded off the basket.