Summer in the Midwest So Far
Thought I'd share a photo of some of my varieties that I've been able to harvest. I'm in zone 4 (Minnesota) and we've had an "interesting" season. A warm and dry March, a wet April and crazy heat the rest of the summer. We're hitting 100F for the 3rd time today. The tomatoes are doing great (30 varieties) and I started harvesting a couple weeks ago. I started all of them from seed and planted out early May.
I've been keeping notes and will post those later in the year. This is my second season with a garden. I learned a lot last year and keep learning more. I doubled the size and reshaped this year and also added drip irrigation. Luckily the garden is situated in a low section so holds on to moisture below the surface so I've only had to water four or five times so far this season - even with our insane heat and lack of rain.
I've got carrots, basil, chicory, mache, leaf lettuce, beets and radish all growing around the tomatoes which are only now starting to get shaded. Oh, and lots of crab grass.
In this photo I have Carbon, Black from Tula, Black Cherry, Sweet Million, Golden Sweet, Black Plum, Sun Gold, Glacier, Silver Fir, Jaune Flamme and Mortgage Lifter. The photos pretty filtered.
A few of the other varieties have several fruit that are almost ripe including Chocolate Cherokee, Black Krim, Copia and Speckled Roman.