Accidentally Cooking

Documenting my mistakes in the garden, kitchen and pantry

Tomato Watch

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The garden has been mostly uneventful for the past few weeks. We’re in a cycle waiting for the next thing to happen. Onions and garlic are getting close to harvest time, but those two crops are notoriously easy to care for and haven’t required any special effort and haven’t produced any surprises.

The real bit thing on our minds right now are the tomatoes. We’re waiting with bated breath (I am a master bater) for the first tomato to start forming. Our tomato plants are looking as healthy as can be and are covered with flowers, though temperatures have been a little low lately and we’ve been getting way too much rain. We have tons of flowers on the tomato plants, but no tomatoes, yet.

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In other news we have one tiny little pepper starting to form on one of our plants (I think it’s a green bell) and the various winter squash plants are starting to send out flowers. The first batch of flowers, of course, is all male. Our first blueberry has started turning blue and I’d expect several of them to start ripening within a week or two.

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Over the weekend the munchkin and I went out picking strawberries, but he lost interest after a fat minute and we came home with a disappointing haul. Sorry, no strawberry jam recipes for you!

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Author: Andrew Whitworth

I'm a software engineer from Philadelphia PA. Sometimes I like to go out to my garden, or step into my kitchen and make a really big mess of things.

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