This week was a great week in the garden. The tomatoes finally started to turn red! We continued to harvest as needed for meals - thats mostly what our garden is indended for, so you wont see the same large harvest that other have posted over at Daphne's Dandelions but its exciting non the less.
Below you see one of our large mishapen cuks, this cucumber was against the fence and so it turned half way through growing. The tomatoes are grape tomatoes which we have been harvesting all summer, and health kick tomatoes which we have been waiting for all summer. Health kick are a roma variety although ours were not shaped much like a roma. The special thing about health kick are they have tons of lycopene which makes them extra bright, and tasty. Many health claims have been made about lycopene as well but all are still theoretical. All I know is they taste delicious and look amazing on a plate. Many of my health kick have been cracking though as you can see in the picture. Have you had cracking on your tomatoes before? If so what was the cause? I have read that cracking could be due to many sources - drastically changing temperatures (and therefore growing rates), too much water, too little water, poor nutrients in the soil, etc. Please let me know what your experience has been with tomato cracking in the comments below.