omg, omg, omg, a purple tomatillo. I'm so excited!!!!
Some of the tomatillo husks are starting to turn brown and peel away, which I've read is a sign that they're getting ripe enough to pick.
The Supersweet tomatoes are growing nicely. But did we start these seeds too late? (Probably).
It's nice to see so many grape tomatoes in various states of ripening (my favorite picture here). These are all Bonnie grape tomatoes that we bought as plans from a nursery. They're good, but not as sweet as the Napa Grape hybrids we grew in the past. Unfortunately I couldn't find Napa Grapes anywhere this year.
The most recent tomato harvest included a pint of grape tomatoes and five Patio Princesses (grown from seed).
I list our Harvest to Date on this page, but I'm also tracking our harvest in a Super Nerdy Spreadsheet I created. Last year I also tried to do a cost-savings analysis of growing our own veggies, but lines got sort of blurred because sometimes we bought mulch and soil for the flowers and not necessarily the veggie pots. I admit that I haven't really kept precise records this year either, but I plan to do a general cost savings analysis for my own curiosity.
I can tell you that I stopped buying tomatoes a few months ago, and because we froze most of our pepper harvest last year, I haven't bought a single pepper since May 2010. Have you seen the cost of red, yellow, orange, etc., peppers? That's serious savings.
Also, an update on the Black Krims I wrote about on Friday. They didn't taste as salty as I expected, as the seed packet led me to believe. They were very juicy though. We diced them up and threw them into an omelet, and the dark red color made for an interesting look.