Thursday, July 17, 2008
Cherry Cherry -Tomato?
I am thrilled with the Ground Cherry "Goldie" Tomato plant that I bought in May for the veggie garden. I only wish I bought more. They look very similar to a tomatillo but smaller and yellow. I tasted my "harvest of three" yesterday thinking they'd be tart, but they were so sweet- very fruity-with a hint of pineapple. It's a very tropical taste. I bet they'd be great in sangria or salsa. They are delicious. I am going to plant more next year. I looked up some info on them(it wasn't easy finding much info) and it says they have abundant fruit in August- I'm hoping thats the case here. I want to share them with my friends and family so they can taste this new treat.I'm thinking most of my f and f have never tasted these or seen them either.
On a very bummer note, some of my potatoes have disappeared. I started with about 4 plants in each tire- now there is only one red potato plant and 2 blue potato plants. I think I shouldn't have put so much hay on them-I must have smothered the rest.Hopefully it's not as bad as it looks in this picture. I had just covered them with the hay. This is the last of the tires to go on top. Now I just have to wait for the potato vine to grow, grow ,grow and then die off, then its time for the taters. I hope there will be some in there!