Friday, August 29, 2014

Harvested Over 100 Husky Cherry Red(1) Tomatoes in August

Today's harvest includes 6 Husky Cherry Red(1), 5 Evan's Purple Pear, 5 Black Cherry, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 4 Pineapple, 4 SunGold, 4 Sugar Snack, 2 Sunchocola, 2 German Orange Strawberry, 2 Aunt Ruby's German Green, Speckled Roman(1), Porkchop(1), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), Blue Beauty, Black Icicle, Persimmon(1) (not Persimmon), Solar Flare and Michael Pollan for a total of 47 tomatoes.

The Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) tomato was nice and the Aunt Ruby's German Green tomatoes were nice to see. The rest was unremarkable.

We'll stretch with the milestones...here goes: We've now harvested over 100 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes in August (104). We're approaching 6500 harvested tomatoes this year and 1500 harvested tomatoes in the back yard in August. SunGold approaches 600 harvested tomatoes...but we're not there yet.
 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Harvested Over 3500 Back Yard Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 8 Husky Cherry Red(1), 7 Black Cherry, 6 Sugar Snack, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 4 Pineapple, 3 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), 3 SunGold, 2 German Orange Strawberry, 2 Evan's Purple Pear, Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Porkchop(1), Sunchocola, Blue Beauty, Neves Azorean Red (8 ounces) and Persimmon(1) (not Persimmon) for a total of 46 tomatoes.

The Neves Azorean Red is nice but it needs to lose the uneven maturing over the next day or so. One of the Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) tomatoes was nice, most of the Husky Cherry Red tomatoes are nice and the rest was unremarkable.

We've now harvested over 3500 tomatoes in the back yard this year (3535)! The back yard tomatoes keep chugging along. Also, we've harvested over 300 Sugar Snack tomatoes this year (302)!
 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Harvested 1000 Sunchocola Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 11 Black Cherry, 7 Husky Cherry Red(1), 6 SunGold, 5 Pineapple, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 4 Sugar Snack, 3 Evan's Purple Pear, 2 Sunchocola, 2 Blue Beauty, 2 Matt's Wild Cherry, Porkchop(1) (6.5 ounces) and Bread and Salt for a total of 49 tomatoes.

Today's Porkchop was a nice tomato, though the maturing was uneven. The "sun" (west) side of the tomato was more mature than the "shade" (east) side. That will even out over the next day or so. The Bread and Salt tomato was okay while the rest of the harvest was unremarkable.

I did find a small hornworm on Captain Lucky today. This is the first one I've officially found this year. I noticed damage on the Captain Lucky plant and noticed the maybe one inch hornworm on the underside of a leaf. I tossed it away.

Earlier this year I noted what looked like a full sized hornworm underneath our lemon tree. It appeared that the dogs had played with it and/or birds picked it off of a plant -- it wasn't clear. The next day it was gone. Then on the day of our tomato party I saw hornworm poop underneath Ananas Noire but never found the hornworm. So I assume the hornworm laying in the dirt underneath the lemon tree was the culprit.

We did hit a bunch of milestones today. We've now harvested exactly 1000 Sunchocola tomatoes this year! Sunchocola is our strongest remaining plant and could get a second wind. Also, we've now harvested over 200 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes this year (203), harvested exactly 150 Evan's Purple Pear tomatoes this year and harvested exactly 75 Bread and Salt tomatoes this year.
 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Happy Birthday!

No harvest Monday.

Today's harvest includes 19 Husky Cherry Red(2), 12 SunGold, 10 Black Cherry, 8 Sunchocola, 8 Sugar Snack, 7 Husky Cherry Red(1), 3 Blue Beauty, 3 Pineapple, 3 Evan's Purple Pear, 2 Porkchop(1), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, German Orange Strawberry, Bread and Salt (6 ounces), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), Matt's Wild Cherry, Black Icicle and Porkchop(2) for a total of 82 tomatoes.

The Bread and Salt was nice and felt heavier than the reported six ounces. The Porkchop tomatoes were small but nice to see. And the mass of Husky Cherry Red tomatoes are always welcome.

No tomato milestones today though we should hit one or two tomorrow.

But I do want to wish a Happy Birthday to my wonderful wife! It was her birthday yesterday. And I'm very lucky to have married her. I love you!
 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Friday, August 22, 2014

Harvested Over 550 SunGold Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 10 SunGold, 6 Sunchocola, 6 Husky Cherry Red(1), 6 Husky Cherry Red(2), 5 Sugar Snack, 3 Porkchop(2), 2 Pineapple, 2 Speckled Roman(2), Speckled Roman(1), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Blue Gold, Blue Beauty, Volunteer(4), Black Icicle, Persimmon(1) (not Persimmon), Solar Flare, Black Cherry, Green Grape and Michael Pollan for a total of 51 tomatoes.

Last night I had a turkey sandwich with sliced Blue Gold tomato. From what I could tell, Blue Gold is a good tomato.

Today's Blue Beauty was a fairly nice tomato, so was Blue Gold. The rest was fairly routine. Notable was the lack of any harvested Matt's Wild Cherry.

We've now harvested over 550 SunGold tomatoes this year (554)!
 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Harvested Over 6000 Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 9 SunGold, 8 Sunchocola, 7 Sugar Snack, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 3 Matt's Wild Cherry, 3 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Black Cherry, 2 Green Grape, Bread and Salt (6 ounces), Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) (6 ounces), Volunteer(4), Black Icicle and Michael Pollan for a total of 44 tomatoes.

The Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) and Bread and Salt tomatoes were nice, the rest was pretty much unremarkable.

We've now harvested over 6000 tomatoes this year (6041)! We've had a great tomato tasting year but the numbers aren't going to be as good as the taste. There's a good chance that we do not make it to 7000...but we'll see. We've also harvested over 1500 tomatoes in August (1502).
 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Harvested 625 Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes This Year

Today's harvest includes 10 Sunchocola, 7 Sugar Snack, 6 Husky Cherry Red(2), 5 SunGold, 4 Matt's Wild Cherry, 3 Michael Pollan, 2 Green Grape, 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), Earl of Edgecombe, Blue Gold, Speckled Roman(2), Volunteer(4) and Black Cherry for a total of 44 tomatoes.

Not only did we harvest a fair amount on Sunchocola tomatoes, there were some really nice ones in the bunch. Sunchocola had been getting "wobbly" with inconsistent maturing on the tomato. But there were several harvested low that were both perfect and large. Blue Gold was interesting as well.

We've harvested exactly 625 Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes this year, though that barely qualifies as a milestone. We'll hit a major milestone tomorrow.
 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Harvested Over 200 Husky Cherry Red(2) Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 9 Husky Cherry Red(1), 6 Sugar Snack, 5 SunGold, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 3 Sunchocola, 3 Green Grape, 2 Pineapple, 2 Michael Pollan, Matt's Wild Cherry, Evan's Purple Pear, Persimmon(1) (not Persimmon) and Dr. Wyche's Yellow for a total of 39 tomatoes.

The harvested Pineapple tomaotes looked all right but the rest was unremarkable. Well, Husky Cherry Red is unremarkable at best but that's why we like it. It's just a normal, productive tomato plant.

Now there are at least three tomato plants to be pulled. We're in pulling mode...

We've now harvested over 200 Husky Cherry Red(2) tomatoes (204) this year! The Husky Cherry Red(2) plant is producing more than Husky Cherry Red(1) due to the fact that the leaves of Husky Cherry Red(2) are draping over Husky Cherry Red(1). Husky Cherry Red(2) is blocking the sun from Husky Cherry Red(1).

Also, we've harvested over 250 Sugar Snack tomatoes (255) this year.