On July 4th we shared our first tomato. It is the first tomato of the season and I feel very fortunate. Tomatoes in Half Moon Bay are difficult to grow in the first place and hard to get to ripen.
This year I planted Stupice, Beavelodge, my own cherry and a Brandywine in a cold-frame. One Stupice plant raced to get me a tomato by the 4th. We have had a few hot spells and extra days without fog that we normally don’t get this early in the year, so I think that had something to do with it.
In a year where tomatos have been pulled out of groceries stores in the US, I feel doubly blessed and lucky. It now looks like while others are afraid to eat tomatoes, that we will have a steady supply throughout the summer. Just one more reason why I am happy to grow my own vegetables.