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Sunday, May 09, 2010

It is cool and cloudy this Mother's Day. I feel it is past danger of frost and so planted some heirloom variety tomatoes and peppers in my new garden bed. [I still have the lasanga garden bed from last year, too. It is producing lots of leaf lettuce in reds and greens for out table right now, as well as dill which as come up "volunteer" and cilantro! The new bed is in a sunnier location.]

Having had good luck with the Cherokee Purple tomato (above) last summer, I have put in 2 plants this year. Below is a new/old variety called Purple Smudge. Being an artist, how could I resist????

Then some bell peppers, this one called Chocolate Beauty...yummm?!!

This beautiful red is Olena Red! Brilliant!

One last tomato variety, Ananas Noir, or Black Pineapple. This one can have up to four colors on one ripe tomato. The flavor is said to be I'm excited to see how these grow!

All of the plants are from Bean Mountain Farms in Deer Arkansas. You can also visit them here.


Janet said...

Chocolate Beauty....that one sounds interesting! Heirloom tomatoes are the best, and usually so colorful.

Happy Mother's Day to you, Lila!!

Mrs. Staggs said...

Thank you for this post. I'm going to try planting more heirloom varieties too, and other than Brandywine, haven't been sure where to start.

Your white peonies in the post above are sure pretty!

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