Saturday, December 6, 2008

Two More Plants Pulled...

Today's harvest: A winter tomato.

We had Piccolo and what passed for Cherokee Chocolate pulled this morning. Now our oldest tomato plant is Prairie Fire. This is all the more remarkable because it is a container plant and there's a couple of reasonable looking tomatoes on it.

My wife did some more work on the front yard yesterday, putting plants in pots and whatnot.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Not Much Happening, Tomato-Wise...

Today's harvest: A small Aker's Plum.

Not much else to say or report. Things are happening, but it's just not related to our tomato harvesting...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Reached 4500 Harvested Tomatoes!

Today's haul: 2 Old Ivory Eggs.

My wife watered the front yard yesterday. Also, she used the existing tomatoes, cut them up and made a vegetarian pasta dish for dinner that was quite a treat.

With today's tomatoes, we reached 4500 harvested tomatoes from the ones planted in the spring! 3067 from the front yard, 1433 from the back yard. Still, this pales in comparison with last year's 10,990 counted tomatoes and over 11,000 harvested overall.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

A Couple Unusable Winter Tomatoes

Yesterday's and today's harvest: Nothing.

I did pick a winter tomato yesterday but it was unusable. Same the day before that – one winter tomato was good and one was no good.

Somehow, my wife and the gardeners completely filled the green trash can with yard waste.

An Old Ivory Egg is slowly maturing...

Monday, December 1, 2008

More Weekend Chores...

Today's haul: A winter tomato and Piccolo.

I noticed a pretty large (for this time of the year) tomato on Aker's Plum. Also, I found the “missing” tomato on Evan's Italian Plum, and spotted another growing tomato on Black Plum Paste.

We spent most of the day doing projects in the back yard. I brought in 800 pounds of ready-mix concrete from the front driveway to the back yard. We both worked on shoring up the new fence by placing bricks and cinder blocks at the bottom of the fence to prevent the dogs from digging. Turns out there were already two holes being dug. Also, we cleaned up any of the other remains – tomato cages, trash, etc. left from the fence repair.

My wife watered the container plants in the back yard.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

November Tomato Analysis

Yesterday's haul: A winter tomato and Old Ivory Egg.

Today's haul: Nothing.

We ended up harvesting 19 tomatoes for the month of November for a total of 4497 harvested tomatoes from the spring tomato plants.

We haven't had to water the plants in some time – in fact, the ground still looks saturated.