I have a strong love for grass plants and water reeds, a love that was forged not through gardening but photography. Gardening’s influence on photography was and is obvious, but I did not predict that photography would influence my gardening practice.
….‘Beaver Lodge Slicer’. Although I can’t be absolutely certain since I discovered some ripe ‘Green Grape’ tomatoes hidden beneath their foliage later that evening. We ate those straight-away before I could be bothered to get out a camera. The ‘Beaver Lodge Slicers’ were delicious on a fried egg sandwich with basil. I don’t have anything special to say about the flavour. They were your “average” incredibly delicious, homegrown red tomato.
I’m waiting for the ‘Black Brandywine’ to ripen. Those are going to be killer, I just know it.
Update: The ‘Black Brandywine’ were very prolific and did well in an extra large container, but the flavour was not very exciting.
The tall stems behind me are Jerusalem Artichoke. I’m growing it in a big garbage bin as an experiment. Shiso and ‘Black Brandywine’ tomato is off to the side. Man, I can’t wait for those suckers to ripen. The Brandywine flavor merged with the depth and richness of a black tomato… that can’t not be good.
I did eventually find a place for them and they are now blooming. The smell is amazingly sweet. Clearing out a spot was worth the effort.
The same basket exactly a month ago. As predicted we are eating them everyday on salads.