Last weekend we dug up the last of the mini garden. The tomato plants had been gone the week before. We had 1 yellow pear, 1 beef master, 1 early girl, and 2 sweet 100's. The yellow pear kept splitting it's skins and although was fairly prolific, wasn't particularly tasty. We decided that it's more of an ornamental tomato and we won't bother with it again. The early girl made decent tomatoes, not amazing, but ok. The beef master (aka beef lord) kept splitting and didn't manage to make a lot of tomatoes or even very large ones. We won't be bothering with that one again. The sweet 100's were by far the best all around. Sweet, yummy, and prolific (especially when you fertilize them and don't accidentally put a basil plant blocking the water from the sprinkler. :-)
The basil was a fair success. Fertilizer was good. Nipping off the buds after the first month or two was required to keep it from yellowing. Too bad bud nipping is an ongoing task (can't set the sprinkler on auto-nip.) After the first or second pesto harvest (and some bud/flower nipping) it did seem that the leaves, though green on the plant, would turn yellow much easier once picked. Or maybe they were always that way. For some reason, store bought basil makes pesto that stays green for hours and days.
And yep, there was sunday food.