Friday, August 7, 2015

Heirloom Tomatoes and Sunflowers

These are ripe tomatoes! "Aunt Ruby's German Green" is a delightful heirloom I've been growing for the past four years. It tastes like a mild, yet flavorful beefsteak. You can get these seeds from Seed Savers Exchange your first year, then save the seeds year after year.

The inside is beefsteak-y and meaty. The tomatoes themselves are pretty hefty.

I love the variety of colors with heirloom tomatoes.

Saving seeds is easy. I'm letting three varieties ferment in mason jars today. (More when the varieties really start coming in--more than a dozen this year.) Today it was Halliday's Mortgage Lifter, Aunt Ruby's, and Noir Russe.
After a few days, I'll wash and drain the seeds, let them dry on coffee filters, and save them for next year.

Have a wonderful day!