Saturday, September 26, 2009

Farmer's market tomatoes

Here is a picture of the first commercially grown Ramapo tomatoes I have seen. I bought them at the Capital City Farmer's market on State Street in Trenton. The weekly market is an interesting admixture of state employees and locals and sells a variety of things from baked goods to perfume. It also features live music. It's over now til 2010.

As for the tomatoes, quite good, the best tomatoes I've eaten this year.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Another season

Got a few tiny tomatoes in a tub with a ripening banana. The banana's do cause the peppers and tomatoes to turn red. Hope they don't all taste like bananas. Found a good article about why gardening doesn't really save most people any money.
After a few years of vegetable gardening, next year I might try begonias or something that flowers. Perhaps a few flowers and some cayenne peppers. Flower gardening would be a novelty. Except for cactus, African violets and an aging geranium, I haven't tried it since I was a tot.