Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Harvested Over 1000 SunGold Tomatoes This Year!


Today's harvest includes 21 SunGold, 8 Snow White (front yard), 7 Babywine, 5 Husky Cherry Red, 3 Red Currant(2), 2 Large Pink Anna (11.5 ounces, 18.5 ounces), 2 Principe Borghese, 2 Red Currant(1), 2 Gajo de Melon, 2 White Currant, 2 Azoychka/not Azoychka, 2 Red Grape, Paul Robeson, Nyagous, Enchantment, Jaune Flamme(2), Snow White (back yard), Yellow Perfection, Dr. Wyche's Yellow(2), Sweetie, Brown Berry, Violet Jasper, Michael Pollan, Japanese Black Trifele, Aunt Ruby's German Green(1), Garden Peach and Black for a total of 74 tomatoes.

As of yesterday we've harvested over 1000 SunGold tomatoes (now at 1038)! And our SunGold tomatoes taste quite good, so it's not just the quantity, the quality of our SunGold tomatoes is excellent.

Again, the weather is a bit on the cool side. Several of the plants are preparing for a second wind (Violet Jasper, Marianna's Peace) but it's become clear that the cooler weather has somewhat stunted the growth and output.


Thursday, August 5, 2010

Harvested Over 5000 Tomatoes This Year!


Today's harvest includes 21 SunGold, 8 Snow White (front yard), 5 Husky Cherry Red, 4 Red Grape, 3 White Currant, 3 T. C. Jones, 2 Yellow Perfection, 2 Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge, 2 Babywine, 2 Garden Peach, 2 Brown Berry, 2 Red Currant(1), 2 Enchantment, 2 Gajo de Melon, 2 Azoychka/not Azoychka, Jaune Flamme(2), Snow White (back yard), Red Currant(2), Principe Borghese, Michael Pollan, Black Krim and Large Pink Anna (13.5 ounces) for a total of 69 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 5000 tomatoes for the year (5033)! However, our pace has slowed down significantly. For instance, we have around 57 tomato plants in the back yard and we only harvested 26 tomatoes from the back yard today. Our tomatoes have tasted great this year and both my wife and I think this year has been a real success...but it appears that the numbers won't tell the whole story. As it stands right now, we stand little chance of reaching last year's harvest totals even though there are 20 more plants in the ground.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Doctor Likes Tomatoes!


Today's harvest includes 20 SunGold, 13 Snow White (front yard), 6 Husky Cherry Red, 4 Red Grape, 3 White Currant, 3 Snow White (back yard), 3 Brown Berry, 3 Red Currant(1), 2 Babywine, 2 Garden Peach, 2 Azoychka/not Azoychka, Paul Robeson, Gypsy, Thessaloniki, Gajo de Melon, Yellow Perfection, Zapotec Pleated, German Orange Strawberry, Weeping Charlie, Sara Black, Jaune Flamme(1), Topaz, Taxi, Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, Sweetie, Principe Borghese, Poma Amoris Minora Lutea, Persimmon, Violet Jasper and Black Oxheart (6.5 ounces) for a total of 80 tomatoes.

I gave all of yesterday's harvest to my doctor. During my last office visit he asked not to forget to bring him tomatoes and I followed through on that yesterday. He was pleasantly surprised. We got to talking about tomatoes and living life to the fullest – we chatted for about 45 minutes.

My wife watered the front yard the front yard tomato plants.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Harvested 200 Garden Peach Tomatoes This Year!


Today's harvest includes 28 SunGold, 6 White Currant, 4 Snow White (back yard), 4 Snow White (front yard), 3 Garden Peach, 2 Japanese Black Trifele, 2 Large Pink Anna (21.5 ounces, 7. 5 ounces), 2 Husky Cherry Red, 2 Babywine, 2 Red Currant(1), 2 Sara Black, 2 Nyagous, 2 Azoychka/not Azoychka, Thessaloniki, Gajo de Melon, Yellow Perfection, Brown Berry, Carmello, Principe Borghese, Stupice, Violet Jasper, Michael Pollan, SunSugar and Black Krim (7 ounces) for a total of 72 tomatoes.

I added another stake to Azoychka/not Azoychka and did some more tomato taping this morning.

My doctor asked me not to forget to bring him tomatoes the next time I visit him. That visit is this afternoon. I'll bring him today's harvest.

Last night my wife and I and a couple of friends (including our “seed lady”) were at the Dodger game last night. They lost 10 – 5.

We've now harvested over 2500 tomatoes from the front yard.

We've now harvested exactly 200 Garden Peach tomatoes this year. However, the plant is turning yellow and for the moment it doesn't look like it will produce too much more.


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Harvest Numbers Falling Fast...


Today's harvest includes 28 SunGold, 7 White Currant, 6 Husky Cherry Red, 5 Babywine, 5 Garden Peach, 5 Snow White (front yard), 3 Azoychka/not Azoychka, 2 Red Grape, 2 Snow White (back yard), 2 Red Currant(1), 2 Brown Berry, 2 Japanese Black Trifele, 2 Poma Amoris Minora Lutea, 2 Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge, 2 Large Pink Anna (11 ounces), Michael Pollan, Principe Borghese, Red Currant(2), Sweet 100, Gajo de Melon, Toni's Round, Green Grape and Sara Black (7.5 ounces) for a total of 83 tomatoes.

I added a stake to the front yard Snow White and did a fair amount of tomato taping during the day.

The harvest numbers are dropping fast. I'm going to guess it has to do with the mild July (now August) weather we've been having. 10 days ago I harvested nearly three times the amount (243) we harvested today.