Thought I’d share a picture of the fabulous tomatoes we ate this evening. Fresh from our hydroponic garden in the crawlspace, they tasted like tomatoes you get in July. There were many more ready to pick, but I stopped when the bowl started to overflow.
Local, fresh, and always in-season. Our hydroponic garden is working out even better than we had hoped. We harvest greens every day (kale, collards, swiss chard, mustard), along with peppers and tomatoes every few days. We’re on our second crop of greens, as most of the plants we put in last August ran their course after a few months. The current crop is still going strong, but we’ve started some new seedlings to replace a few of the plants that are showing signs of bolting. The tomatoes and peppers are still the original plants. We’ve read that tomato plants can grow for 18 months, so I think we’ll get plenty more tomatoes from this crop.