My friend Lesley printed out all the Harry Potter fliers and proclamations you see above and we spent one evening hanging them all.
We had lots of fun pulling everything together, and I am already excited about the planning for next year’s event. I’ll have more photos soon from all the parts of the festival we attended.
Next up are the little Blue Cream Berries Tomato-these have been growing really well, and work out well in salads. They are a bit harder to tell when ripe but seem to be extra delicate (one of the things I think makes them great in a salad) I always end up with a few squished when I am out picking tomatoes.
The last ones pictured have been the big star in my garden this year the Indigo Apple Tomato-The plants themselves are huge, a few are taller then me. They were the first to offer up ripe fruit, and every plant is just covered in tomatoes. Not only that but I love the flavor. From what I read this variety seems to be an early producer that keeps producing into Fall.
I also have a 4th variety growing called Solar Flare-I grew these last year and they are beautiful tomatoes, great taste and easy to grow here in South Central PA. The only thing is this year when compared to the Indigo Apple the taste just isn’t quite as delicious, so while I’ll happily continue to harvest, I’ll probably stick with the indigo apple as my standard and try a new variety instead of the solar flare next year.
The other vine is called Moon and Stars Watermelon-and is actually from seeds I bought about 4 years ago. Even though I keep my seeds in a dry cool place I am always shocked when something a few years old sprouts. This pretty melon has speckled leaves and the watermelon itself usually has one big “moon” spot and lots of tiny “star” dots all over. This vine only has one melon so far, and no moon or stars just yet.