Produce du Jour

From left: Delicious, Sarah Black, Orange Icicle, German Lunchbox and Yellow Morning Sun

From left: Delicious, Sarah Black, Orange Icicle, German Lunchbox and Yellow Morning Sun

Tomato Rainbow

Tomato Rainbow

Lemon cucumbers

Lemon cucumbers

Lemon cucumbers and Delice de la Table melons

Lemon cucumbers and Delice de la Table melons

Fuzzy bumblebees on violet de provence artichoke bloom

Fuzzy bumblebees on violet de Provence artichoke bloom

Sometimes the Spy and I “pet” the fuzzy bumblebees haha. They are so soft! This is easy to accomplish as they are VERY distracted by the artichoke blossoms!

A fall face (swiss chard leaf)

A fall face (swiss chard leaf)

Tomato Patch

Tomato Patch

This isn’t the greatest shot, but I like how you can see some of the different things we have growing in the tomato patch. In the foreground is Thai Red Roselle (one of the ingredients in Red Zinger tea and also called “Florida cranberry”). Also Genovese basil, oregano, a Hartman’s Giant amaranth plant and of course some of the tomatoes starting to change color!

6 thoughts on “Produce du Jour

    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Thanks, and yes very yummy tomatoes! I want to do a post where I taste-test all the varieties, do sort of a tomato-review describing the taste of each (and how the plants fared). Hopefully that is coming sooN! ;)

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      1. The Belmont Rooster

        That would be neat, I always wanted to go to one of those tomatofest’s where they do the tasting and rating. If you need any help, let me know and I’ll be right over. That’s why I normally grow different varieties (until this year) to see how different vegetables and cultivars compare. Now I have LOTS of room! I have a LIST…

      2. Spy Garden Post author

        Yeah I want to do it to help in deciding if I will save seeds/grow the same varieties next year. I know for sure I’m happy with the yellow cherry but I think cherry tomatoes in general are pretty easy. I am a sucker for trying new varieties so it is very possible I will grow all new types next year! I will start my “LIST” soon!

  1. Becca

    Wait just an artichoke-pickin’ minute! I planted the violet de provence artichokes this year as well. Yours are lovely. Mine are struggling to still be alive. I think I planted them in October of last year. My guess is that I should get some in the ground right now because they really have to be maturing before the brutal Florida heat makes a mockery of them!

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      I planted them in early spring of 2012 and started them indoors from seeds. They never fruited in 2012, but appeared early summer this year! We enjoyed a few dozen artichoke hearts (SO yummy) but then just let the last few go to flower to see what they would look like! You might try an Italian variety, might be more tolerant of the heat!

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