grow, marvel, eat, laugh, persevere

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tomatoes Are In!

Looks like I'll be eating tomatoes from plants instead of tomatoes from seeds again this year. None of my seedlings made it and although I did throw some more in the milk jugs you see in the photo below, I'm almost certain they won't work.

So, I planted Hierloom Brandywine, Black Krim and Sausage Tomato plants today along with hybrid Sweet 100's, Husky Red Cherry, Grape, Early Girl and Roma. I also planted my bush bean seeds and golden zucchini and I'm just praying that the squirrels don't dig them up. It looks like the raised veggie beds are a favorite spot for them as proven by all the peanut hulls I found in there while I was planting today. Question: does anybody know what the plant below is? I thought it was a weed but when I started to pull it out I realized that it was growing from one of the coconut fiber pellets which means I planted this from seed. It is planted in the same square that I thought was either Rappini or Romanesco broccoli but there is no way. See next photo.
This is in the same square and looks a lot more like a Rappini or Romanesco, right? Yes I labeled them but badly and I can't read it anymore.

And here's the other either Rappini or Romanesco. So, then what the heck is the yellow stuff?

And why must everything be such a pain in my ass?


  1. Heather's GardenMay 24, 2008 at 8:14 PM

    Looks like a weed to me, but what do I know?

  2. It's a weed. I don't know it's name, but they grow all over the fields here.

  3. I've never grown rapini or romanesco but the flowers look a bit broccoli-like to me. Have you grown the Sausage tomato before? I ended up with one this year and I'm curious how it will do.

  4. I see a grid system in the picture. You doing Square Foot Gardening or just using them to figure out where things should go/are?

  5. I got nothin' on the ID... sorry. Although the flowers look a little bit like something we cut off of one of the mesclun mix types (can't remember if it's mild or spicy) at the garden center.

    Seriously, have you ever had Black Krim tomatoes before? I got two off of one plant that I put in late (too late) a couple of years ago... and I swear that I can still taste it. Rich, smokey... absolutely wonderful! I managed to snag one again at the garden center, so I'm SO looking forward to enjoying another one or two again. :)

  6. The Romanesco is in photo #3. I also think photo #1 is a weed - are the yellow flowers so shiny they look like plastic? Those grow everywhere here and I've got several that need to be chopped down soon!

  7. That weed is a weed! Probably Indian Mustard. It is a mustard for sure.

  8. Well it looks like my Siberian Wallflower to me..........but I could be wrong.
    Here's a pic I took of the flowers on mine:

  9. i know this is extremely late, but that actually was Rapini that bolted and went to seed..which is interesting because the other ones seemed fine..