Friday, October 24, 2008

No More Black Cherry Tomatoes

Today's and yesterday's harvest: Nothing.

I propped up Kimberly this morning.

Before I went out of state, Black Cherry had seven tomatoes on it. However, they were only a couple inches off of the ground. And they couldn't be moved from that position.

When I came back there were three tomatoes on it. Today, there are none. The dogs got to them!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Kimberly Knocked Over...

Today's harvest: Evan's Italian Plum.

The tomato was mature, but too leathery for human consumption. So I gave it to our Manchester Terrier.

While I was outside, the Santa Ana winds knocked the Kimberly tomato plant over. I didn't have time to fix it, that's for tonight. But it doesn't look damaged by the fall.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Getting the Gardens In Order...

Today's haul: Sioux.

My wife watered the front yard yesterday.

Also, she's done tons of work trying to get the garden in shape, especially the front yard. For the last four weeks, our green trash can garden recyclables has been overflowing.

Monday, October 20, 2008

I'm Back!

Today's harvest includes 2 Piccolos, 2 Evan's Italian Plums (one 7.5 ounces, even this late in the season...), Old Ivory Egg and Cherokee Chocolate.

My wife pulled Thessaloniki on Wednesday only to discover that it had two tomatoes on it! This isn't quite as bad as it sounds. I had kept Thessaloniki around because I swore I saw tomatoes on it but I could never find them. This went on for weeks. The plant was starting to lean again, looking more and more fragile (though green) and so on. So my wife decided to pull it, if for no other reason than it was this big large, lurching, ugly tomato plant in the middle of the front yard surrounded by either bare dirt or recently manicured rose bushes. It's understandable.

Also, we got a tomato from one of the winter plants – I think it was Oregon Spring.

My wife watered the back yard yesterday.