Friday, May 6, 2011

More Plants With Tomatoes!

Last night I noticed that SunSugar had a small tomato.

Tonight I got a chance to do some more tomato training. Lots of plants with new tomatoes! They include Orange and Green Zebra, Southern Night, GardenPeach, Black Seaman, Cassidy's Folly and Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red in the back yard. In the front yard Japanese Black Trifele and Green Zebra have tomatoes.

Apparently the gardeners got rid of the volunteer in the gutter last weekend. But...we may have a new volunteer in the raised bed.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe Has Growing Tomatoes

While tucking branches into their cages last night, I noticed that Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe has two growing tomatoes on it!

However, I did break my first tomato branch this year.

My wife noticed that a volunteer is somehow growing in the gutter in front of our curb! How this tomato was able to germinate and grow is a head scratcher.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Golden Mama Has A Tomato!

We're keeping busy, that's for sure.

Between all the chores and social obligations we're keeping up with the tomatoes as best we can. More accurately, my wife is keeping up with them as best she is able and I'm filling in where I can.

Last week my wife transplanted Honkin' Big Black Cherry into the container once used by Crimson Cushion. Crimson Cushion did go into a bit of shock but survived the first heat wave without too much trouble. Aunt Ruby's German Green in the container was planted into the south garden in the back yard.

The wind has been an issue all last week but there was no permanent damage to the tomato seedlings.

Last week my wife watered both the front and back yard tomatoes.

On Saturday morning I placed cages on many of the tomato plants. But during the last week my wife has been meticulously straightening out and fixing the bent and damaged tomato cages stored from prior years. We bought more tomato cages later in the evening.

On Sunday my wife watered the front yard tomatoes and I watered most of the back yard, including all the back yard tomatoes.

Golden Mama already has a growing tomato!

The tomatoes are growing at a prodigous rate. The winds haven't done any real damage and in fact will strengthen their stems. We may have a great year. Time will tell.