Friday, June 15, 2012

Harvested Matt's Wild Cherry!

Today's harvest includes 10 SunGold, 3 Husky Cherry Red(1), 3 Husky Cherry Red(2), 2 SunSugar, Matt's Wild Cherry (new), Sweet Baby Girl and Sweet 100 for a total of 21 tomatoes.

I spent a fair amount of time taping tomato branches, training tomato branches and unfortunately, breaking a few of them in the process.

Big Bite is the first plant to reach the top of the concrete reinforcement wire cage, about five and a half feet tall. SunGold is the first plant to completely reach the top of the Texas Cage, about six feet tall.

Aunt Ruby's German Green has a growing tomato! It's quite small but it is there.

Several Nyagous(1) tomatoes are maturing in the "corner office".

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Harvested Yellow Perfection!

Today's harvest includes 8 SunGold, 7 Husky Cherry Red(2), 2 Sweet Baby Girl, 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), Yellow Perfection (new) and Sweet Million for a total of 21 tomatoes.

I did some training of all the tomato plants yesterday. My wife cleaned up Sweet Baby Girl, getting rid of a lot of undergrowth.

The only plant I know doesn't have growing tomatoes that wasn't planted late (meaning: excludes Aunt Ruby's German Green and Pineapple(2), the grafted tomato plant) on it is Copper River. And while that plant isn't that tall or full, the color looks very good and has a few blooms on it. Now that I research it, Copper River was planted pretty late as well.

All the plants in the front yard have a growing tomato. I didn't mention that Pierce's Pride(2) has a growing tomato -- it's had several for some time. At some point in the future I'll check the plants one by one and check off all the ones that don't have growing tomatoes.

Matt's Wild Cherry has a maturing tomato.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kellogg's Breakfast Has A Growing Tomato!

Today's harvest includes 5 SunGold, 5 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Husky Cherry Red(2) and Sweet 100 for a total of 13 tomatoes.

I did some minor work on the back yard tomatoes yesterday evening.

We brought all of our harvested tomatoes to our computer user group board meeting. All of them were eaten by the board members.

I'm happy to report that Kellogg's Breakfast has a growing tomato! This is the plant that's struggling the most and it's good to see a tomato coming out of that struggle. It looks like it's been there at least a week. Somehow I missed it when cleaning the plant of yellowing branches over the weekend.

Yellow Perfection has a maturing tomato. I may harvest it tomorrow, Friday at the latest.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Kings Win!!

Today's harvest: 6 Husky Cherry Red(2), 5 Husky Cherry Red(1), 5 SunGold, 2 Sweet Million and 2 Sweet Baby Girl for a total of 20 tomatoes.

I woke up earlier than usual yesterday. In the morning all I did was harvest.

I got home early from work, just in time to start watching hockey with my wife. The Los Angeles Kings won the Stanley Cup!!!!!!!!! Enough said.

When I woke up this morning the Kings had still won the Stanley Cup. It wasn't a dream. I did a little bit of training during this morning's harvest.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Red Boar(2) Has Growing Tomatoes!

Today's harvest: 4 SunGold, 4 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Sweet 100 and Sweet Million for a total of 11 tomatoes.

Yesterday I spent a good amount of time clearing out the "underbrush" from the tomato plants. SunGold in particular had a lot of yellowing lower branches. That's natural. There's a ton of tomatoes on the plant and the focus of the plant is pushing out tomatoes at the cost of supporting the lower branches. Kellogg's Breakfast had a lot of yellowing branches but that's because the plant is struggling.

I just kept cutting the lower and yellowing branches on all the plants. They definitely look better now for what that is worth.

Red Boar(2) has a growing tomato on it. This is another struggling plant that's recovered enough to produce fruit.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Harvested Three New Tomatoes Today!

Today's harvest includes 5 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Sweet Baby Girl (new), 2 SunGold, Sweet Million (new), Sweet 100 (new) and Husky Cherry Red(2) for a total of 12 tomatoes.

I spent about an hour or so yesterday afternoon cleaning up an issue with the online 2012 tomato spreadsheet. The totals weren't adding up correctly. Turns out the back yard totals didn't include the harvest from the last 14 tomatoes. One of these 14 was SunSugar. Harvesting SunSugar exposed the issue.

This morning I cut away the low and yellowing branches for most of the front yard tomatoes. I pulled out a few weeds as well.