June 1, 2014
Picked lots of Russian Kale “Wild Garden Frills” (seed from Renee’s Garden). Despite being wild, it’s also quite mild. Tore up some small leaves to add to our salad tonight. Will use the rest in a green rice dish.
Picked a few baby butter head lettuces and lots of leaf lettuces like Flashy Trout Back, Oakleaf, Garden Ferns.
There are onions and radishes picked yesterday, so it’s wilted lettuce on tonight’s menu.
It’s just too bad that we can’t have home-grown lettuce and tomatoes at the same time. Usually lettuce comes to an end about the time cherry tomatoes start coming on.
Tomato plants want to live.
All you need to do is stick the broken stem in the ground and plant the rooted base.
Don’t forget to keep these starts well watered and protected from the hottest sun until till they are well rooted and starting to branch.
It will be the same as planting two tomato plants. Meaning double the tomatoes as planned.
This tomato is Gold Medal, a big old heirloom producing 1/2 to 1 pound size yellow globes with red streaking.
I love Gold Medal tomatoes, they are meaty slicers that are beautiful on a plate of Caprese salad (Italian: Insalata Caprese, meaning “Salad of Capri”)
The salad has no recipe, just combine basil, tomato and mozzarella. drizzle a bit of olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.