Saturday, September 4, 2010

Harvested Over 7000 Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 5 Marianna's Peace, 4 SunGold, 3 Stupice, 3 Violet Jasper, 3 Snow White (front yard), Aunt Ruby's German Green(1), Persimmon, Black Krim, SunSugar, Dr. Wyche's Yellow(2), Pineapple, Enchantment and Gajo de Melon for a total of 26 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 7000 tomatoes for the year (7009)! I'm a bit surprised at how soon we reached this figure (I figured mid-September). As of yesterday the harvest numbers didn't fall significantly.

That is, until today. Today's total is less than half of yesterday's total of 54 harvested tomatoes. The current heat wave we're in matured the tomatoes on the vine but now there's simply not much left (Yesterday's high was 103.8).

Also, we've harvested over 500 front yard Snow White tomatoes (502) and over 100 Marianna's Peace tomatoes (102)!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Harvested Over 1400 SunGold Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 14 SunGold, 7 Snow White (front yard), 6 Stupice, 4 Violet Jasper, 4 Marianna's Peace, 2 Topaz, 2 Red Currant(2), 2 Gajo de Melon, 2 Snow White (back yard), Babywine, Principe Borghese, Red Currant(1), Green Zebra, Sweet Tangerine, Pierce's Pride, Black From Tula, Enchantment, Jaune Flamme(2), Thessaloniki and Pineapple (6 ounces) for a total of 54 tomatoes.
We've now harvested over 1400 SunGold tomatoes (1403)! We've also harvested 200 Red Currant(1) tomatoes. SunGold looks like it will slow down while Red Currant(1) has already slowed down to a trickle.
Yesterday's high was 103.9 so it's getting quite hot again.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Took Out Two More Plants...

Today's harvest includes 18 SunGold, 9 Violet Jasper, 5 Stupice, 5 Red Currant(2), 4 Snow White (front yard), 3 Marianna's Peace, 2 Red Grape, 2 Red Currant(1), 2 Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, 2 Black Krim, Poma Amoris Minora Lutea, Principe Borghese, Sweetie, Pierce's Pride, Black From Tula, Gajo de Melon, Azoychka/not Azoychka and Large Pink Anna (6 ounces) for a total of 60 tomatoes.

Well, two more tomato plants did get pulled – by my wife. Emerald Evergreen and Zapotec Pleated were removed yesterday afternoon.

We're slowly preparing to lay down a second raised bed. My wife would like to raise winter crops in the two raised beds. That means Jaune Flamme(2) will not be around much longer.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Harvested Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe!

And today's harvest includes 12 SunGold, 11 Snow White (front yard), 6 Violet Jasper, 4 Stupice, 4 Gajo de Melon, 2 Marianna's Peace, 2 Persimmon, Husky Cherry Red, Poma Amoris Minora Lutea, Black Krim, Large Pink Anna (6.5 ounces), Principe Borghese, Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, Sweetie, Red Currant(2), Emerald Evergreen, Sweet Tangerine, Dr. Wyche's Yellow(2), Black From Tula, Black Zebra, Snow White (back yard), Jaune Flamme(2), Thessaloniki, a beautiful looking Black Oxheart (8.5 ounces) and Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe (new) for a total of 59 tomatoes.

The harvested Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe isn't very big. It's late in the season and I think there's too much competition for resources in the large pot it's in.

My wife watered all of the back yard tomato plants.

There's a couple more tomato plants that can be pulled from the ground – let's see if I can get to them.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Pulled Out Nine Tomato Plants

Today's harvest includes 16 SunGold, 8 Snow White (front yard), 8 Violet Jasper, 5 Marianna's Peace, 3 Black From Tula, 3 Snow White (back yard), 3 Gajo de Melon, 3 Stupice, 2 Black Krim, 2 Babywine, 2 Sweetie, 2 Red Currant(2), 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow(1), 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow(2), 2 Pierce's Pride, 2 Zapotec Pleated, 2 Enchantment, Paul Robeson, Azoychka/not Azoychka, Thessaloniki, Jaune Flamme(2), Black Zebra, Weeping Charlie, Green Zebra, Persimmon (6 ounces), Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge, Poma Amoris Minora Lutea and Pineapple (6 ounces) for a total of 78 tomatoes.

Yesterday I pulled out nine tomato plants: Black Cherry, Japanese Black Trifele, Miss Elliotte Black, Aunt Ruby's German Green(2), Speckled Roman, Ananas Noire, Yellow Perfection, T. C. Jones and Nyagous. The season will start to wind down...

I watered the front yard tomato plants this morning.

We tried some of yesterday's harvest in our evening salad. The tomatoes didn't taste as “bright” as they did a month ago but they still taste very good.

My wife noticed our first caterpillar on Sunday. I hadn't noticed it until she pointed it out earlier today. It's a full sized caterpillar. My wife wants to keep it around. We'll see...

We've now harvested exactly 200 back yard Snow White tomatoes.

We ended up harvesting 2165 tomatoes for August, a little over half of July's total of 4108 tomatoes. I'd estimate September's haul at around 650 tomatoes or so.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Harvested Over 2000 Tomatoes For August!

Today's harvest includes 40 Snow White (front yard), 31 SunGold, 10 Violet Jasper, 9 Marianna's Peace, 8 Stupice, 7 Red Currant(2), 4 Black Zebra, 4 Gajo de Melon, 4 Dr. Wyche's Yellow(2) (6 ounces, 6 ounces), 3 Green Zebra, 3 Pineapple, 3 Black From Tula, 3 Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart, 3 Yellow Perfection, 2 Husky Cherry Red, 2 Aunt Ruby's German Green(1), 2 Sweetie, 2 Topaz, 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow(1), 2 Sweet Tangerine, 2 Snow White (back yard), 2 Thessaloniki, 2 Paul Robeson, Patio, Poma Amoris Minora Lutea, Babywine, Persimmon, Black Krim, Principe Borghese, Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye, Red Currant(1), Brown Berry, Sara Black, Pierce's Pride, Enchantment, Jaune Flamme(2) and Large Pink Anna (9 ounces) for a total of 165 tomatoes.

My wife went out of town Tuesday evening and I joined her Thursday evening. We had no harvest for three days – that's why today's harvest numbers are artificially high.

We've now harvested over 2000 tomatoes for August (2087)! We've had a reasonable harvest total for August in relation to the prior month.

We returned from our mini-vacation on Sunday afternoon. My wife did a bunch of watering in the front and back yards. She also noted that our compost pile dropped significantly.

Both my wife and I had a good time during our vacation but we're happy to be back. Time and circumstances permitting, I'll provide more details.