This is one of the tomatoes I grew from Renee Shepherd’s Heirloom Mix called Summer Feast. Costoluto tomato is a traditional Italian favorite for fresh eating. I just hope we get to eat it before some woodland creature does!
Near the tomatoes in another raised bed, the garlic is showing signs of wanting to go to harvest. Weeks ago, I cut the scapes – okay I missed one!
The garlic has been growing well and now I am finding that my usual clue to harvest – half of the foliage turning brown – is misleading. I found some bulbs ready, but some have been left too long:When the bulb opens up into the cloves like the one on the left, it has been left in the ground too long.
One looks dangerous, the other benign? What do you think?
The hemerocallis have started their daily show. One of my favorites is the classic Hyperion. I love the graceful shape. It makes the exagerated and ruffled forms seem gauche. However, I have succumbed to some of the deep rich colors that are available and seem so fitting in the heat of Summer.
I can’t wait until ‘Red Volunteer’ blooms because it is a vibrant red that is so desirable in a hot Summer border. Speaking of vibrant, there is nothing like ascelpsias, and it is wonderful food for so many good insects:
Why did I miss the early signs of ripening garlic, the tomatoes developing and the bugs all over the roses? Because we went crazy cleaning the laundry room! …. after we totally emptied the space, painted the walls and closets white (Linen white) and now must contemplate what to do to give it a new personality. Any suggestions?