Tomato Crop Disappointment

I’m sure you remember my surprising excitement upon buying so many tomato plants and the expectations that were had of having all these, extraordinary colored tomatoes. Well unfortunately there was some unrealized dreams, with those tomato plants. This was all that I was able to glean from my plants, well this and two other small handfuls just like it.Kind of disappointing, but next year I will have my plants earlier, which I am sure was a big factor, and I will start them indoors! That is by the way a Great White Heirloom Tomato that I have previously talked about, I got to enjoy two of them, but my Cherokee Purple plant did nothing more than blossom. Hopefully next year things will be better!

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The Beginning

Farmers Market Report June 11 2011

Well, this is the beginning. The beginning of a new blog, the beginning of a new life for you see my, now, husband and I were married on April 9, 2011. Okay not incredibly new but it still has all the shiny-ness of a newly married family. We have everything moved into our apartment and we love it here. One of my favorite pastimes is to go to local Farmers Markets. So I searched around the area having never lived in this area before, and found two that seemed of note. So early Saturday morning I set off with my long time friend from college,who also just moved to the area, and headed into downtown Boise to the second largest Farmers Market, I have ever seen. It was full to the brim with people and vendors. These were my spoils from the hour plus that we spent there. I am so excited for these! Peonies are one my favorite flowers, and though these were a little expensive for my taste, I determined that they were too beautiful not to have.

The heirloom tomatoes are another story altogether. Anyone who knows me from my youth would know that I disliked tomatoes in almost every format, except ketchup. But as I got older and especially since I began my Culinary Arts program in college, I have added them more and more in my diet. So to see me simply ecstatic over tomato plants, would almost render me unrecognizable to someone from my past. But I was looking for some more… developed plants, when the ones I started from seed, in April, mysteriously died off. I have always been interested in the tomatoes that were different then just the Early Girls, the Beefsteak’s, and the Cherry’s, and when I stumbled upon these (yes they are the color in their names) I was thrilled. Luckily I had Jessica there to help me carry my loot.

It was a rewarding trip and a fun day in the city. I’m looking forward to another trip there and also visiting the other Farmers Market.  I hope that your weekend was just as rewarding!