Other firsts this past week. First (finally) ripe tomato was the Blue Beauty. It's a really good tomato! I'm so glad that such a cool looking and fun to grow tomato is also tasty and useful. I will grow it again. And there are plenty more where that came from.
Also last week was my first ripe eggplant. Production is low but I am getting one of each of the four varieties I planted so I'm satisfied. The only way I really like them is fried in oil, so it is wise not to give me too many. Eggplants are such a long hall. I planted these seeds April 1st, and I knew I wouldn't get one until August.