And today's harvest includes 22 Black Cherry, 11 Babywine, 5 Garden Peach(2), 5 Tiger Paw, 5 Snow White(1), 5 Snow White(2), 4 Oaxacan Jewel(1), 4 Oaxacan Jewel(2), 4 White Currant, 3 Paul Robeson, 3 Orange Blossom, 3 Yellow Perfection, 3 Jaune Coeur de Pigeon , 3 Vintage Wine, 2 Turkish Striped Monastery, 2 Plum Tigris, a front yard Husky Cherry Red, a back yard Husky Cherry Red, a sun scalded Black From Tula, Japanese Black Trifele, a back yard Green Grape, German Orange Strawberry and Black Krim (6 ounces) for a total of 91 tomatoes.
On Thursday my wife watered the front yard. Yesterday she watered the back yard.
My wife has been getting on me to pull out some of the tomato plants. Since we harvested the last Speckled Roman in the front yard, that one can definitely go. But the ones that are hanging on she'd like them to go as well.
Unfortunately...this makes a lot of sense.
I like to keep the tomato plants going and going until they're completely exhausted. But my wife is doing a vast majority of the watering and also we're in a water shortage. Why water for weeks on end for just a couple of small tomatoes?
It's bad enough that she's correct, she's both logical and correct. ;) I'll be looking to pull out some of the tomato plants after tomorrow's harvest.
For no particular reason, here's our top 10 producers for 2009 at the moment:
Red Currant – 1277 tomatoes
Snow White(1) – 1136 tomatoes
Black Cherry – 854 tomatoes
Yellow Perfection – 469 tomatoes
White Currant – 366 tomatoes
Babywine – 365 tomatoes
Husky Cherry Red (back yard) – 357 tomatoes
Jaune Coeur de Pigeon – 346 tomatoes
Red Grape – 336 tomatoes
Snow White(2) – 285 tomatoes.