Howdy folks, well. What a week it has been. It reminds me a lot of the early days after Hurricane Harvey. I help start West Street Recovery during that time and am glad they are still around to help during this disaster as well. It’s amazing to already see neighbors helping neighbors, just like during Harvey. It’s a long recovery from here, but hopefully we can get after it together.
The tomatoes and peppers spent the week inside with little light or warmth, but many still look viable. They haven’t had a lot of sun, as you can guess, so they don’t look great, but the forecast after Monday looks promising for tomatoes and peppers. These have touched 40 or 45 degrees, meaning they may not the the most productive ever, but considering they made it, I think they will be resilient from here. If you want to nurse them to health and give them a chance after their stressful week, they would love that.
I will not be at the sale this week, but my partner Sophie will be. I know a little plumbing, so I will be out in Northeast Houston helping out where I can.
LBJ Farmers Market | Feb 20th | 9am-12pm
5425 Troost St, 77026
Tomatoes and Peppers (3″ pot for $3/plant and 1 gallon pot for $6)
Black Krim Tomato (18 available)
Large heirloom red/purple with a rich flavor that ranks high among chefs. Beautiful sliced with fresh basil.
This determinate is great for a pot! A tasty hybrid medium/large red tomato with good flavor and a firm skin. Disease resistant.
A small red roma tomato that is a great variety for Houston’s hot summers. Great in pasta sauces and eaten raw as a snack.
Cherokee Purple Tomato
A large beautiful Cherokee Native American heirloom variety that gives the old-classic tomato flavor. A top selling variety.
Striped German Tomato
A medium to large sized yellow tomato with a marbled interior. Great sliced with fresh basil on top.
Sweet 100 Tomato
A small very sweet cherry hybrid tomato that can be prolific. Great variety for the Houston area. Will grow in a pot.
De Milpa Tomatillo
A Mexican Heirloom variety that is great for salsa. Can grow under dry conditions and loves the heat.
Sun Gold Tomatoes ($2)
One of the most popular cherry tomatoes around. Grows well in Houston and this heat tolerant plant will keep you enjoying orange tomatoes longer into the summer. Grows well in a pot. These have struggled in the dark and cold, but if you want to try them, they would love a happy home.
Large poblano semi-sweet peppers are delicious and easy to stuff. This hybrid will grow in a pot.
Golden yellow medium sized peppers have thick walls and a sweet flavor. This hybrid will grow in a pot.
Lipstick Red Pepper
4” sweet pepper that is ripe early in the season. This heirloom will grow in a pot.
Oregano – classic cooking herb that is nice as a potted plant on your patio
A small assortment of winter veggies will be available.
**Sliding scale pricing is not available at this market
20% of proceeds go to a different effort each week. This weeks donations will go to a mutual aid effort from the winter storm: Living Hope Wheelchair Association and Another Gulf is Possible