Friday, May 21, 2010

Two More Plants With New Tomatoes

Two more tomato plants have new tomatoes on them: German Orange Strawberry and Yellow Pear.

I did some more “training” as you would expect at this time of the season.

This morning we harvested some potatoes growing in a pot. After the harvest my wife indicated she'd plant Big Pink in this container. I suggested that we move the newly planted Ildi to this pot and plant Big Pink where Ildi is. She liked that suggestion. However, we need to purchase some more soil before we can do this.

Later on, my wife watered the back yard tomato plants in the ground.

By the way, I did send out electronic notices for my 2010 documents last Saturday. If you're interested in viewing these, send me a note and I'll get you access.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Ildi Planted; Michael Pollan Plant Has A Tomato On It

Last night I planted, watered and fertilized Ildi in the container that held Saint Pierre. I've adjusted the on line documents to reflect the new tomato seedling.

The other remaining seedling is called Big Pink and I don't know where that's going to go.

I did some more “training” and in doing so, noted that Michael Pollan has a tomato on it.

My wife watered the tomatoes in pots.

I helped out in the garden as well with my wife's irises and a few other things.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Five More Plants With New Tomatoes

I got back to “training” the tomatoes this morning, and I had a lot to do. Unfortunately, I broke my first branch – it came off Zapotec Pleated. Oh well, these things happen. The tomato plant is four feet tall already and will be just fine.

There were five plants with new tomatoes – Plum Tigris, Green Zebra, Jaune Flamme(2) (the one in the raised bed), Enchantment and Toni's Round.

I should mention here that last week my wife added liquid fish emulsion to a used half gallon milk carton (rinsed out). She put a pinhole on the bottom and placed it next to plants she thought could use an extra kick. First she put it by Jaune Flamme(2), then Sweet 100, then Toni's Round.

My wife met our “seed lady” last night while I spoke at the Los Angeles Visual FoxPro User Group. She came back with...did you guess it...two more seedlings. Apparently the “seed lady” did get a couple of seedlings from her batch. I believe one is called Ildi and the other had “Pink” in the name. Where in the heck are we going to plant them?

The real tomato season is starting – the one where I can't keep my second knuckles completely clean due to tomato schmutz from training and soil.

As a whole the plants are doing great. While looking great isn't the payout window, it looks like a very good foundation has been established.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New Seedling Sprouted; I'm Speaking Tonight

On Sunday I fixed the “moats” around all the tomatoes in the front yard. Also, I did a little bit of “training”.

My wife watered the front yard tomatoes on Monday. I took a day off from tomato activities.

My wife informed me that one of the seeds planted in the pot that formerly held Saint Pierre has sprouted. We don't know which tomato seed that is and won't know until it shows fruit three months later.

I was going to “train” the tomato plants this morning but there's a light rain!

For those interested I'll be speaking tonight at the Los Angeles Visual FoxPro Users Group this evening. I hope to see you there!