We had our first orange cherry tomatoes — maybe those Sungold? Remember that I lost track of what’s what — on Bastille Day. Today we had a few more, plus a couple of other red ones that are going on tonight’s grilled pizza, along with some homemade creole tomato sauce (canned last year, recipe in the yellow Ball’s cookbook, The Complete Book of Home Preserving).
We also dug out a few potatoes. The Pontaic Reds have a few bumps on them — any idea what that could be? The white cucumber is “nice,” the Brit says. And after getting four weeks’ worth of rain in three days earlier this week, I think we’re a few days away from more pattypan squashes. (The squash jungle has taken over the pepper space; not sure we’ll get much beyond the one chili pepper I picked a few days ago.)
The garden surprise? A black eggplant is growing amid all the cucumbers. Did it come via compost? Or did it sneak into a seed pack?