Saturday, September 11, 2010

Pulled Out Five More Tomato Plants...

Thursday's harvest includes 8 Violet Jasper, 5 Marianna's Peace, 4 SunGold, 3 Gajo de Melon, 3 Babywine, 2 Snow White (front yard), 2 Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, Snow White (back yard), Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart, Weeping Charlie, Red Currant(1) and Topaz for a total of 32 tomatoes.

Friday's harvest includes 4 SunGold, 2 Snow White (front yard), 2 Stupice, 2 Violet Jasper, 2 SunSugar, 2 Marianna's Peace, 2 Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, 2 Gajo de Melon, Red Grape, Enchantment, Pierce's Pride, Sweet Tangerine, Topaz, Large Pink Anna, Persimmon, Babywine and Aunt Ruby's German Green(1) for a total of 27 tomatoes.

Today's harvest includes 8 Snow White (front yard), 6 SunGold, 3 Carmello(!), 3 Stupice, 2 Gajo de Melon, 2 Violet Jasper, Babywine, Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, Red Currant(2), Yellow Pear, Pierce's Pride, Dr. Wyche's Yellow(2), Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart, Red Grape, Azoychka/not Azoychka and Snow White (back yard) for a total of 34 tomatoes.

Yesterday I pulled out five more tomato plants: Black, Patio, German Orange Strawberry, Gypsy and Sweet Tangerine.

I watered the front yard yesterday.

It looks like I may lose the “corner office” next year. My wife has asked for the area in order to put plants in the space. She is currently working for a landscape designer and wants to show off this area to her landscaping talents. If she is still in the field come spring I'm sure this area will be hers.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Temperatures Have Dropped Dramatically...

Today's harvest includes 8 Violet Jasper, 6 SunGold, 4 Marianna's Peace, 3 Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, 3 Stupice, 3 Babywine, 2 Gajo de Melon, 2 Red Grape, 2 Gypsy, Snow White (front yard), Poma Amoris Minora Lutea, Large Pink Anna, Topaz, Red Currant(2) and Enchantment for a total of 39 tomatoes.

What a difference a week makes! Here are the high temperatures over the last week. 9/1 – 99.3, 9/2 – 103.9, 9/3 – 103.8, 9/4 – 104.8 9/5 – 97.2. Yesterday's high: 66.6 degrees. A dramatic drop in temperature!!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Harvested Over 400 Violet Jasper Tomatoes!

And today's harvest includes 8 Violet Jasper, 5 SunGold, 4 Lyn's Mahogany Garnet, 3 Stupice, 2 Sweet Tangerine, 2 Dr. Wyches's Yellow(2), 2 Marianna's Peace, 2 Enchantment, 2 Gajo de Melon, 2 Red Grape, Babywine, Persimmon, Brown Berry, Yellow Pear, Weeping Charlie, Pineapple, Black From Tula, Berkeley Tie-Dye Heart and Sara Black (7 ounces) for a total of 41 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 400 Violet Jasper tomatoes (403)! Today's Violet Jasper tomatoes are about half the size (or smaller) compared to the ones harvested two months ago but the plant still has a fair amount of growing tomatoes.

My wife watered the back yard tomato plants yesterday and the front yard tomato plants the day before.

I pulled out three more tomato plants, all in the front yard: Michael Pollan, Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge and Black Krim.

The new volunteer tomato plant died in last week's heat wave. And the caterpillar has disappeared as well.

Monday, September 6, 2010