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From Your Garden

Heaps of Beautiful Tomatoes

I’m so pleased with my garden this year. In early spring I built four new raised beds out of some reclaimed lumber scrounged from a local sawmill. I was rewarded with heaps of beautiful tomatoes by early July. My best producing tomatoes are Cour de Bue, an ox heart variety, Brandywines, Romas, and June pinks, another early potato vine type. I’ve been freezing tomato sauce for a while now.
    My herbs and peppers are also going gangbusters. My basils are wonderful this year, too, Thai, Genovese, sweet and holy have been great in all my recipes and for drying.
    –Sharon Brewer, Fairhaven Cliffs

What’s growing in your garden? Send a photo and description of your latest ­harvest to editor@bayweekly.com.