Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Pulled Out Eight More Tomato Plants

No harvest yesterday.

Today's harvest includes 3 Matt's Wild Cherry, 2 Patio, 2 Honkin' Big Black Cherry, SunGold(1), Green Zebra(1) (picked yesterday evening), Large Pink Anna(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Sweet Carneros Pink, Green Doctors Kiwi(2), Husky Gold and Aunt Ruby's German Green(3) for a total of 15 tomatoes.

Yesterday evening I pulled out Green Zebra(1) and Golden Mama in the front yard. Only three tomato plants are left in the front yard. In the back yard I pulled SunGold(2), Pineapple, Red Zebra, Green Grape, Chocolate Stripes(1) and Aunt Ruby's German Green(1).

We just passed the 8800 harvest total for the year (8807) but due to the weakness of Matt's Wild Cherry, reaching 9000 for the year may me a stretch.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

September 2011 Tomato Analysis

The total harvest for September 2011 amounts to 768 tomatoes. That's the second highest harvest I've had for September -- out of five September harvests, but nowhere near the highest September harvest. The highest September harvest was in 2009, a whopping 1933 tomatoes.

In August we harvested 3863 tomatoes and in September we harvested roughly 20 percent of that amount. Not a great total given the month before.

My wife has been telling me all year that we should have amended the soil in the "koi pond" and it is clear to me she's right. The only plants left in the "koi pond" are in the north end of the area -- where we grew sweet peas and sugar snap peas against the north end fence. That is clearly not a coincidence.

We'll end up with about 9000 harvested tomatoes for the year.

Pulled Out Three More Tomato Plants

Thursday's harvest includes 6 Matt's Wild Cherry, Persimmon, SunGold(1) and Orange And Green Zebra for a total of 9 tomatoes.

Later on in the afternoon I pulled out Vorlon, Persimmon and Orange And Green Zebra.

Friday's harvest includes 7 Matt's Wild Cherry, Honkin' Big Black Cherry, Kellogg's Breakfast and Green Zebra(1) for a total of 10 tomatoes.

Saturday's harvest inlcudes 3 Matt's Wild Cherry, Large Pink Anna(1) and Patio for a total of 5 tomatoes.

Today's harvest includes 2 Matt's Wild Cherry, SunGold(1), Large Pink Anna(1), Patio, Jaune Flamme and Aunt Ruby's German Green(3) for a total of 7 tomatoes.

The SunGold(1) tomato plant is both full and healthy. But it holds many grasshoppers. It's a grasshopper hotel. I've found a couple of hornworms on the plant. Hornworms have been rare this year.

There are more plants ready to be pulled when the weather is more temperate.