Sometimes you just need some fun to spice up the mundane parts of life. Whether you’re practicing math facts, memorizing notes on the scale, or reviewing the periodic table — games can bring a whole extra element of fun.
My son has been receiving speech therapy for awhile and our speech therapist has been a MASTER of doing “review games” — taking a fun toy, game, activity and using it as a tool to review. She has taught me how you really can use ANYTHING to make a fun game. Continue reading
A high-yielding, early variety for salads and pickling.
Medium green fruits bears early and sets heavily on short space-saving vines. Pick frequently at a small size to maintain good color and fruit shape. High resistance to scab.
The blocky pickling cukes have white spines and a broad disease resistance package that keeps plants healthy over a long season. Harvest at 3-5″. High resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, downy mildew, and scab; intermediate resistance to anthracnose, angular leaf spot, and powdery mildew.
Blocky, medium-length (3-5″) fruits are good for fresh eating. They pickle well and have a distinctive, bright emerald green color. Vines are compact, multibranching, and yield well even under stress. Half normal-sized leaves provide easy visibility and harvesting. White spines. Parthenocarpic. High resistance to anthracnose, angular leaf spot, bacterial wilt, and scab; and intermediate resistance to cucumber mosaic virus, downy mildew, and powdery mildew.
Sets fruit under heat or cold stress, Determinate.
This productive, flavorful tomato has been a top yielder in numerous areas. Maturing early, the medium-sized (avg. 7-8 oz.), globe-shaped, red fruits are uniform ripening, firm, smooth, and crack tolerant. High resistance to fusarium wilt races 1, 2 and verticillium wilt.
More vigorous, higher-yielding Brandywine type, Indeterminate.
Excellent flavor. Deep pink tomatoes are earlier, more uniform, and slightly smaller than Brandywine at 8-16 oz. Fruits have lots of deep, acidic tomato flavor and a rich, creamy texture. There are two strains of this heirloom variety; this is the regular-leaved strain, which is earlier and more productive than the potato-leaved strain.
Long-popular variety with good flavor, determinate.
Medium-large, 7-8 oz., flavorful, globe-shaped, firm red fruits ripen midseason, widely adapted. High resistance to fusarium wilt races 1, 2, nematodes, tomato spotted wilt virus, and verticillium wilt, AAS winner.
The classic sweet, red cherry tomato, indeterminate.
Supersweet 100 is a reliable cherry tomato with prolific yields of great tasting, 15-20 gm. fruits produced in large clusters. Widely adapted. High resistance to fusarium wilt and verticillium wilt.
Yellow, round cherry tomato with red stripes and pink interior marbling, Indeterminate.
Gorgeous combination of yellows and reds, inside and out. Excellent sweet and tangy flavor. Great in mixes with the other Artisan varieties.
Purple, round cherry tomato with metallic green striping, Indeterminate.
Excellent sweet flavor. Purple Bumble Bee is an eye-catching combination of the dusky purple seen in heirloom tomatoes and metallic green striping. Great mixed with the other Artisan varieties.