My first ripe tomatoes of this year. This is an indeterminate hybrid named "Fourth Of July". It is an early variety which is supposed to bear golf ball sized tomatoes like this all summer and into the fall. I don't know why, but I find any tomato plant that bears this abundantly to be beautiful.
This is a hybrid cherry tomato called Tumbling Tom. I have both the red and yellow varieties planted in this container. As the blooms turn into fruit, the vines become weighted and drape over the container to the ground. I've seen hanging baskets with these in them and they are very beautiful when loaded with ripe fruit. I find it funny that these are sold with instructions to plant three plants in a 10" hanging basket. This is three plants in a home made 25 gallon container. I can't imagine them in a 10" hanging basket. I planted them for their potential beauty and later was told they are also a very tasty cherry tomato.
My experimental straw bales are doing great with more Tumbling Tom tomatoes ready to drape over the front side and Swiss Chard and Spinach planted down the middle.
My cucumbers are doing well and are loaded with hundreds of these miniature cucumbers named "Sweet Success". It produces only female blooms so every bloom turns into a cucumber. This baby cucumber will be twelve inches long, and ready to pick; in about a week. These sometime get eighteen inches long if I'm not paying attention, but they are still sweet and retain a tender skin which can be eaten. It is a great cucumber variety.
The onions, which were planted in January have done great this year. We have been eating them and giving them away since mid March and have barely made a dent in the 450 seedlings I planted. These are now about 4" in diameter. I expect the leaves to turn brown and fall over when the high heat of June arrives. They seem to keep well after the leaves fall over if left planted in the ground and just use them when needed. Since they are a super sweet variety with a high sugar content, they can only be kept about a month after picking before they start to decay. We always try to use them straight from the garden so we will have onions all summer into fall.
My open pollinated (heirloom) tomato varieties are also doing well and are loaded with fruit. So far my Black Krim and Arbruznia (watermelon in Russian, Duh_Vinci, feel free to correct my spelling) are the most productive and are loaded with green fruit. I'm not posting more photos of them in order to keep the thread loadable by folks who do not have high speed internet.