Pete: It's great to have a pro here. I was at our plot in the community garden today, and someone came up to me with a small plant in her hand (mistaking me for someone who actually knows anything), and asked if it was a weed. I told her that all I know is that it isn't a tomato.
I've got lots of those coming, along with lots of basil (that has already found its way onto several pizzas over the past month), and a few peppers (if you can't put it on a pizza, I don't grow it). My wife grew some fabulous sugar snap peas, and we've been enjoying kale (tried some on a few pies... nice) and chard for the past couple of weeks, too. Cooked with the first onions tonight (sauteed in EVOO with some baby yellow squash and garlic grown by my favorite local organic farmer). Almost time to start harvesting some very good looking red leaf lettuce. Other stuff coming, too. I keep forgetting to take more pictures.
kramer73: I had some blossom end rot problems last year, and crushed up a bunch of egg shells and mixed them into the soil in the fall (they take a while to break down enough for the calcium to be absorbed). Looks like they are giving off enough calcium this year to avoid the rot.
Thanks for starting this thread, Norma.