Garden Notes: I am terribly close to picking my first tomato, the Sungold cherry is starting to get a deep orange tint. That little pepper is 'Carmen', a sweet Italian variety from Johnny's Seeds which should be amazing when big, red, and roasted. I have lost the ability to distinguish between the 3 pea varieties growing which stinks because one is consistently much better than the rest. I put a stocking over my big beef today, that sucker is so big the nylon just fits.....only two tomatoes growing so far though. (Do the larger slicing tomato varieties typically produce fewer fruits than the smaller cherries and plums?) Potatoes beginning to flower; something is mowing down the muskmelon seedlings; pH in correct range on potatoes and blueberries; alpine strawberries almost ready for picking.