Vegetables and Berries

A Safe Bet?

Given an early Spring and recent warm days, our plants are growing like gangbusters. This morning, as we were staking tomatoes, I started thinking that this might be a record year, agriculturally speaking, at least. Take our tomatoes, for example: June is not yet over and they are already laden with fruit. I am so convinced of the season’s precocity that I placed a bet with another organic farmer that I will be distributing tomatoes by the week of July 12. I intend to win my bet. Our eggplants and peppers (sister solanaceas) are following the tomatoes’ lead, albeit at a slightly slower pace. That said, the forecast is for a rainy week, which may slow everyone down just a bit.