Saturday, August 27, 2011

Harvested Over 3500 Tomatoes For August!

Today's harvest includes 19 Matt's Wild Cherry, 17 Snow White, 4 Sweet Carneros Pink, 3 Stupice, 3 Husky Cherry Red(2), 2 Jaune Flamme, 2 Orange And Green Zebra, Garden Peach, Kellogg's Breakfast, Paul Robeson(2), Yellow Brandywine, Australian Giant Oxheart and Aunt Ruby's German Green(3) (10.5 ounces) for a total of 56 tomatoes.

Today's harvest was hindered by a lot of morning glare. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

We've now harvested over 3500 tomatoes for August (3512)! I believe this is now officially our highest harvest total in August ever.

We've now harvested over 100 Stupice tomatoes (101)! And yesterday we reached 350 harvested SunSugar tomatoes.

Most of today's harvest was eaten for breakfast.

It was unusual to get a blemish-free beefsteak tomato this late in the season -- we ate it and it was very good -- but to get a blemish free Aunt Ruby's German Green, which is prone to blemishes was a very pleasant and happy surprise!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Heat Wave!

Today's harvest includes 30 Snow White, 22 Matt's Wild Cherry, 8 Orange And Green Zebra, 7 Husky Cherry Red(2), 5 Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, 3 SunGold(1), 3 Green Grape, 2 Porkchop, 2 SunSugar, 2 Vorlon, 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), Neves Azorean Red, Haley's Purple Comet, Michael Pollan, Aunt Ruby's German Green(1), Patio, Kellogg's Breakfast, Sweet 100 and Garden Peach for a total of 94 tomatoes.

We're in a heat wave! Tuesday got up to 101.2, Wednesday 100.7 and yesterday 102.5 degrees. Today is supposed to be a bit hotter. Old, dry plants are getting even drier. At least three more plants can be pulled.

Other than that, there's not much happening. Sweet 100 is going to get a second wind, but it has "rust". No real numeric milestones today.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Harvested Over 7500 Tomato Plants For The Year!

Today's harvest includes 36 Matt's Wild Cherry, 33 Snow White, 10 Orange And Green Zebra, 4 Husky Cherry Red(2), 3 SunSugar, 3 Garden Peach, 3 Stupice, 2 Jaune Flamme, 2 SunGold(1), Husky Cherry Red(1), Porkchop, Haley's Purple Comet, Sweet 100, Green Zebra(2) (not Green Zebra) and Yellow Brandywine for a total of 102 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 7500 tomatoes for the year (7511)! Based on numbers and taste, 2011 is a good year for us.

Four tomato plants were pulled by my wife yesterday: Crimson Cushion(1), Bloody Butcher, Lime Green Salad and Portuguese Neighbor. Speaking of which, Happy Birthday Sweetie!!

We've now harvested over 800 Snow White tomatoes (815).

Orange And Green Zebra is getting a true second wind. The plant still looks good.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Harvested Over 2000 Front Yard Tomatoes In August!

Today's harvest includes 37 Matt's Wild Cherry, 32 Snow White, 5 SunSugar, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 4 SunGold(1), 3 Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, 2 Orange And Green Zebra, Pineapple (16 ounces), Green Zebra(2) (not Green Zebra), Paul Robeson(2), Husky Cherry Red(1) and Golden Mama for a total of 93 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 2000 front yard tomatoes for August (2044)! This will tell you all you need to know -- 1458 of them are Matt's Wild Cherry.

Also, we've harvested over 750 Snow White tomatoes (754)! By the numbers it looks like a strong second wind, but if you were to see the plant it looks like the plant is dieing and the remaining fruit is prematurely maturing because of that.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Harvested Over 3000 Tomatoes in August!

Today's harvest includes 43 Matt's Wild Cherry, 20 Snow White, 4 SunSugar, 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, 2 SunGold(1), 2 Honkin' Big Black Cherry, Jaune Flamme, Garden Peach, Orange And Green Zebra, Sweet Carneros Pink, Pineapple (12 ounces), Stupice, Speckled Roman (not Speckled Roman), Yellow Brandywine, Husky Cherry Red(2) and Haley's Purple Comet for a total of 85 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 3000 tomatoes for August (3081)! Barring a meltdown, this will be the most productive August for us.

We've also harvested over 2200 Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes (2242)! Finally, Matt's Wild Cherry is slowing down. But there's new growth with blooms. Matt's Wild Cherry will in all probability get a second wind. But the first wind isn't over with!

We've also harvested 50 Honkin' Big Black Cherry tomatoes.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Harvested Over 4000 Front Yard Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 54 Matt's Wild Cherry, 13 Snow White, 8 SunGold(1), 7 SunSugar, 4 Quedlinburger Fruehe Liebe, 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Husky Cherry Red(2), SunGold(2), Sweet 100, Garden Peach, Orange And Green Zebra, Honkin' Big Black Cherry, Green Grape, Green Doctors Kiwi(2), Patio, Michael Pollan, Vorlon, Porkchop, Haley's Purple Comet and Bloody Butcher for a total of 103 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 4000 front yard tomatoes (4033)! Granted, over half of the harvested front yard tomatoes are from one prodigious plant, Matt's Wild Cherry (2199).

Other numbers of note: We've now harvested over 700 Snow White tomatoes (702) and 200 Haley's Purple Comet tomatoes.

My wife watered some of the back yard tomatoes this morning.