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Friday, April 17, 2015
garden, feral edition
So, while I was in Ethiopia and Tanzania conducting research toward the next book (or two), the garden kind of went feral. It's been very hot and dry in Miami, which has stressed a lot of the plants. The greens have bolted and the sweet potatoes have wilted, but a few plants really thrived. This pile of tomatoes came from a volunteer plant (possibly a Roma hybrid) that plunked itself in just the right location.
The pepper plants were productive in my absence. These small red peppers are slightly sweet, and will make a good sauce with the tomatoes.
The other three types of tomatoes - Cherry, Yellow Pear, and a Green Zebra that goes yellow with time - are all good salad tomatoes.