We’re doing both this summer. Baby is growing well and has about 9.5 weeks to go. Tomatoes are starting to ripen, as shown in this Tuesday night photo.
We have two varieties in this half barrel to my right: pink lady and another one (I forget at the moment…blaming that on pregnancy brain). Also some basil. They were planted in a mix of organic potting soil and and our own compost. They are almost as tall as I am! As you can see, they are very happy plants. These plants are heavy with tomatoes.
We also have some Roma tomatoes in the half barrel on my left. It was planted in an old mix (no new soil or fresh compost this year) with a baby lavender plant and herbs that survived winter in the same pot. They look a little small compared to the other varieties (but the lavender and herbs are flourishing). Still, they are doing well because those are 5 ripe Roma tomatoes I am holding in my hand. We ate half of them raw and put the rest in grilled cheese sandwiches…delicious.
Fresh tomatoes are excellent ingredients for growing babies. So glad it is the growing season so we have access to plenty of fresh produce for the Little Bean!