Monday, October 20, 2008

Veggie Garden Update

I actually have one photo to contribute to Tina's - In the Garden veggie report;)

My heirloom tomatoes. Still no frost and these things are going all out. This is an heirloom tomato, Cherokee Purple. Notice the pinkish tone instead of the orange we see with the new hybrid varieties. IMHO, this is the best of the best. The newer hybrids produce more fruit and of course are more tolerant of disease, but they don't have that wonderful taste. If you haven't tried some of the heirlooms, don't expect the perfect round or oval shapes. Many heirlooms are large but irregular shaped. I think you'll forgive their imperfections after the first taste;)
Thanks, Tina for suggesting this topic. Frankly I had nothing for today until I read your blog.