Because we had the first 80+ degree day since last year, September 11th, and because a few more warm days were predicted, I thought it would be a great time to plant some tomatoes.
Fred Meyer had 4 inch pots of tomatoes on sale for just over a dollar each. I had already planned to get 6 plants even though the last time I got 6 tomato plants my September kitchen ended up looking like this:
I got so burned out on canning that I couldn't even can apples or pears or anything else that year.
But I'm low on canned tomatoes, out of home made canned salsa and I think I just used my last tomato sauce last night, so it's time for six tomato plants again. I'm really excited about the varieties.
Siletz - a medium early, medium sized tomato (oooh! Exciting!)
Brandywine - 1885 heirloom Amish variety with large, rose-pink fruits
Sweet Million - a cherry tomato with good flavor
Sun Gold - very sweet fruit has a tropical taste and is used for salads and snacks
Beefmaster - a Beefsteak type
Health Kick - small fruit contain large amounts of antioxidant lycopene
Today I'm excited about the tomatoes, the first, mouthwatering bite, the first batch of salsa fresca, the sandwiches and salads. However, check back with me in September and I might be wishing I'd bought four tomato plants instead of six.