Short Season Vegetables
At the end of last year's growing season i had pretty much given up on larger tomatoes. The plants i had, which I will admit were store bought hybrids, grew too tall and with a combination of several hot spells and too much rain, caused the fruit to split badly as well as attract hookworms.
My cherry tomatoes and small romas in contrary had another great year, producing lots of fruit.
I've been meaning to transit from store bought hybrids to heirloom plants from seed but didn't get to this year. I wanted to focus my growing on a couple of vegetables this year. Notably, carrots, onions, and peppers. The peppers will be those I've over wintered and are in pots. And with the small tomatoes on their trestles of course.
I was at the local hardware store this morning, to pick up a few things and stopped by their yard of vegetable plants. Among the tomatoes were two short season varieties.
Honestly I hadn't realized they had them, of course now that I think about it, it makes perfect sense. I picked a few up to try.
I wonder is anyone else experimenting or using vegetables breed to produce in a quicker than normal time?
With my belief that climate change is soon to visit on us, periods during June, July and August of very high heat spells, having plants that can be planted early and produce before Summer's fury, and if cut back, can come back and give a second harvest in the Fall seems like a good thing.