Friday, April 30, 2010

Planted 3 More Tomatoes In The Back Yard

Last night we planted three more in the back yard – Enchantment, Black Zebra and Gajo de Melon. We put cages on these three plants, fertilized them and watered them. I also placed tomato fertilizer on all the tomatoes in pots.

We have one more tomato plant available to plant, another Aunt Ruby's German Green. However, we've found out that we've planted two of these in the “koi pond” and one was planted in a pot earlier this week. We may pass on the fourth one.

There's a couple more tomato plants to be planted in pots but we're finally winding down the tomato planting.

This morning I noted that Stupice has at least four new tomatoes on it.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Planted 7 More Tomatoes In Pots

My wife planted six new tomato plants in pots in the back yard – Plum Tigris, Jaune Flamme, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye, Carmello and Topaz. She also planted SunSugar in a pot in the front yard.

The six in the back yard were planted and will grow using the method learned from The Tomato Lady of Beverly Hills. We'll see how this experiment goes!

Above is an image of these back yard tomatoes.

After work I bought two bags of compost and some flashlights. After catching up on what went on during the day, I dug two holes in the back yard for more tomatoes to be planted. I have two more holes to dig and that may be it for our 2010 planting. We were/are seriously considering planting some seeds again but I don't know if we'll ever get around to it.

My wife believes we'll be managing 73 tomato plants this year but I need to verify after everything is planted.

While digging holes I noticed that Sweet Tangerine has a growing tomato on it. There's a second, unlabeled tomato near the raised bed with a tomato (perhaps Garden Peach?) as well but I'll verify later what was planted there.

This morning I noticed that Stupice has a second tomato growing on the vine.

The other image is a picture of my wife's beautiful garden!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Wife Shows Blooming Garden; Patio Has A Tomato On It

As we had planned, my wife and I worked the TomatoMania event at the Larchmont Charter School. It was fun! At the event we met Tony and his wife, friends of Paula. Paula is a reader of this blog and responded when we gave away seedlings last year. She surprised my wife with a bunch of books to read in exchange for seedlings. Making friends through this blog!

Unfortunately, we won't have seedlings to give away this year. But we had made arrangements to acquire some tomato seedlings that Paula wanted and she was scheduled to come by and visit the next day, Sunday.

Her and Tony came by as planned and I can see why my wife liked her so much! Paula and Tony are just a couple of nice people who like to grow tomatoes as well. My wife showed her garden in full bloom except, of course, the tomato seedlings. I don't get that excited over a garden but it's hard to ignore dozens and dozens of blooming roses and hundreds of blooming irises. It's near spectacular.

We did go over the tomato seedlings, but they're still babies at this point. While going over the seedlings, I noticed that Patio has a growing tomato on it. As a side note, my wife planted a second Aunt Ruby's German Green in the “koi pond” on Saturday. So we provided seedlings and Paula supplied enough books to keep my wife busy for a year. I hope our seedlings do the same!

My wife indicated that I tend to talk loud when there is cross talk (My ears are getting bad...). Sorry Tony, sorry Paula!

We do have a few more seedlings to plant and my wife found spaces in the back yard to place them. But I didn't want to plant Sunday and couldn't on Monday night so it'll be later in the week before we get them in the ground.