Sunday, August 26, 2012

Patio Farming

Pin It As we did the last few years, we planted tomatoes, peppers and herbs for the summer. Due to the lack of space, we planted them in pots on our patio. So, it's like suburban patio farming of sorts. Despite the lack of space, I was pretty pleased with our harvest. For the tomatoes, we started from seeds and grew them into huge tomato plants.

We grew two types of tomatoes this year. This is Big Rainbow.

This is San Marzano.

These were Big Bertha and Yellow Bell. But on our weekend away, someone stole our Big Bertha (it was really big then) and one bell pepper. What has the world come to?
We also have Anaheim and jalapeno peppers.
We also planted a dwarf Meyer lemon tree. Lots of blossoms and lemons already.
Harvested Big Rainbow and San Marzano. The San Marzanos suffered a bit from blossom rut, but the Big Rainbows turned out beautifully.
See what I mean? This is the Big Rainbow after it has been sliced diagonally.
Overall, pretty successful despite our unfortunate pepper theft incident. At least I hope someone got to have some great peppers.

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