I waited a long time to start this, but I had to start it, since 2 days ago I ate my first ripe tomato, and today I say my first ripe slicers - probably the earliest I will have ever had any this size! These are Beefy Boys, and the one almost ripe is probably about 8 oz.
First slicer tomatoes ripening - Beefy Boy. 6-26 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
The earliest ripe ones were Sunset Falls, as happened last season, with Sunsugar close behind. And Pink Champagne is close, as well, though I didn't harvest any of those yet.
Sunset Falls ripening, 6-24 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Sunsugars ripening, 6-24 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Pink Champagne beginning to ripen 6-26 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Ichiban eggplants are coming in first, as always. First one I got on 6-23, and now there are at least 6 more, nearing full size. There is one Neon plant, and 2 "Indian" eggplants, which I had to buy, due to seed failure. The Neon has a full sized fruit, with many more formed, but only flowers on the Indian.
First Ichiban eggplant of the season! About 6 smaller ones, not quite ready. by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Ichiban EPs 6-26 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
This is the earliest I have ever harvested okra! only a few, of a new variety (for me) Little Lisa. I harvested these earlier in the week, and about this many again today. No Emeralds yet, but soon.
Little Lucy okra, 6-23 and 6-24 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
A bunch of peppers full sized already, but no ripe ones. A new one - Longhorn - is huge! The longest was 9", and I think it's still growing, and 6 on one plant (with many smaller ones). As usual, Superchili was the fastest - a couple full sized peppers by 6-7.
First peppers! Superchilis, 6-7 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
Longhorn cayenne - 6-26, 9" longest by pepperhead212, on Flickr
The bottle gourd plant is doing great, as last season, but I only planted one, and then another much later, so I wouldn't get so many all at once! I had to pull the first one, like last season, because a female opens before the males show up, and only open maybe two nights, not as repeatedly as with winter squash. Now, there are probably 50 males ready to open! This one here is about 8" long now.
First bottle gourd flower open - with one other. 6-20 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
I just saw my first butternut forming today - very early for these.
First Polaris Butternut forming - 6-26 by pepperhead212, on Flickr
I'll stop here...there's a bunch more, eventually.