Saturday, August 11, 2012

Harvested Over 200 SunSugar Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 25 SunGold, 20 Snow White(2), 14 Sweet 100, 8 Snow White(1), 8 Husky Cherry Red(1), 7 Black Cherry(2), 5 SunSugar, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 5 Black Cherry(1), 4 Sweet Baby Girl, 4 Nyagous(1), 3 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Speckled Roman(3), 2 Redfield Beauty, 2 Gypsy, 2 Ramapo, 2 Noire Charbonneuse(2), 2 Delicious, 2 Porkchop(1) (7 ounces, 7 ounces), Speckled Roman(1), Chinese Tea, Speckled Roman(2), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Red Currant, Oaxacan Pink, Creme Brulee, Garden Peach, Italian Heirloom (11 ounces), Indigo Apple(2) and Omar's Lebanese (11.5 ounces) for a total of 133 tomatoes.

And yesterday got up to 106.3 degrees. The blistering heat wave continues. This heat appears to be pushing Snow White tomatoes to maturity as well as keeping the SunGold numbers higher than I would expect.

My wife has been battling a cold and a possible sinus infection. A couple tomato recipients came by our house to pick up tomatoes as opposed to my wife driving to their residences to drop off tomatoes.

My wife pulled out Nyagous(2). Now Creme Brulee can also be pulled.

We've now harvested over 200 SunSugar tomatoes (202) and over 100 Sweet 100 tomatoes (107) this year.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Harvested Over 2300 SunGold Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 37 SunGold, 20 Snow White(1), 20 Snow White(2), 10 Husky Cherry Red(2), 10 Black Cherry(2), 9 Black Cherry(1), 6 SunSugar, 6 Redfield Beauty, 5 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 4 Husky Cherry Red(1), 3 Delicious (6 ounces), 3 Chinese Tea, 3 White Zebra, 2 Nyagous(1), 2 Pink Furry Boar, 2 Ella's Pink Plum, 2 Nebraska Wedding (6 ounces, 6.5 ounces), 2 Porkchop(2), 2 Speckled Roman(2), 2 Pineapple Pig (7 ounces), 2 Red Boar(1), 2 Earl of Edgecombe, 2 Indigo Apple(2), 2 Sweet Million, 2 Ramapo (9.5 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Vorlon (6 ounces, 9.5 ounces), Porkchop(1) (6 ounces), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Sweet Baby Girl, Sweet 100, Red Currant, Yellow Perfection, Oaxacan Pink (7 ounces), Crimson Cushion, Yellow Furry Boar, Black and Brown Boar(2), Neves Azorean Red, Amazon Chocolate, Indigo Rose, Jaune Flamme(2) and Tolstoi for a total of 177 tomatoes.

There was no harvest on Thursday. Neither of us slept well. It got up to 107.2 on Wednesday and we didn't cool down the bedroom like we should have. My wife is ill and our bedroom was simply too hot for us to sleep well. I woke up before 5 in the morning, sweating. So I took care of a couple errands and went out for breakfast.

And yesterday it got up to 109.4 degrees. Yikes! But we cooled the room this time and the night was a tad cooler than the night before. We both slept well, certainly better than the night before.

But boy is it hot. Some of our plants are becoming bone dry. To be fair the plants will become bone dry anyway, just not so soon.

My wife pulled out Big Zebra yesterday and I believe she watered the pots the day before.

We've now harvested over 2300 SunGold tomatoes (2333), over 200 Snow White(1) tomatoes (213) and over 50 Chinese Tea tomatoes (51)!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Harvested Over 8000 Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 28 SunGold, 13 Snow White(2), 8 Snow White(1), 5 Sweet Million, 3 Sweet 100, 3 Chinese Tea, 3 Delicious, 3 Black Cherry(1), 3 Black Cherry(2), 3 SunSugar, 3 Sweet Baby Girl, 3 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Speckled Roman(3), 2 Husky Cherry Red(2), 2 Redfield Beauty, 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 White Zebra, 2 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 2 Big Zebra (8.5 ounces, 11 ounces), Black Krim(1) (8 ounces), Kellogg's Breakfast, Porkchop(1), Indigo Apple(1), Oaxacan Jewel (8 ounces), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Ella's Pink Plum, Creme Brulee, Pineapple Pig (8 ounces), Pink Furry Boar, Crimson Cushion, Italian Heirloom, Amazon Chocolate, Noire Charbonneuse(2), Marmara, Red Boar(1), Ramapo (7 ounces), Jaune Flamme(2) and Porkchop(2) for a total of 111 tomatoes.

My wife watered some of the back yard tomatoes yesterday. Short of that, it got up to 106.7 at Pierce College so there's not much that could have been done without a lot of effort.

It looks like a couple more tomato plants can go (Big Zebra, Nyagous(2)) and others not far behind (Creme Brulee). While doing the harvest I broke a large Husky Cherry Red(2) branch that was laying in the pathway. Darn it..

We hit several 2012 numbers today. We've now harvested over 8000 tomatoes for the year (8038), over 5000 tomatoes from the back yard this year (5033) and over 3000 tomatoes from the front yard (3005)!

We've now harvested over 1000 tomatoes for August (1086). Also, we've now harvested over 100 Snow White(2) tomatoes (107) for the year.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Harvested Pineapple(2) Tomato!

Today's harvest includes 24 SunGold, 13 Snow White(1), 8 Black Cherry(2), 7 Sweet Baby Girl, 6 Snow White(2), 5 Sweet Million, 5 Crimson Cushion, 4 Sweet 100, 4 Husky Cherry Red(2), 3 SunSugar, 3 Redfield Beauty, 3 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 2 Black Cherry(1), 2 Big Zebra (12.5 ounces), 2 Noire Charbonneuse(2), 2 Indigo Apple(2), 2 Black and Brown Boar(2), 2 Neves Azorean Red, 2 Amazon Chocolate, 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Berkeley Tie Dye, 2 Earl of Edgecombe, 2 German Orange Strawberry, Pineapple(2) (14 ounces) (new), Speckled Roman(1), White Zebra, Black and Brown Boar(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Pineapple(1) (8 ounces), Brad's Black Heart (6 ounces), Pink Furry Boar, Oaxacan Pink, Husky Cherry Red(1), Nebraska Wedding (8 ounces), Garden Peach, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Marmara, Taxi, Indigo Rose, Jaune Flamme(2) and Porkchop(2) for a total of 125 tomatoes.

The harvested Pineapple(2) is a beauty! This is a grafted tomato, a birthday gift from our friend Allison.

Copper River has a growing tomato! I was looking for possible tomato plants to pull and I'll be darned it has a growing tomato!

I hope it can survive the heat. Yesterday it got up to 108.1 degrees at Pierce College!

My wife watered the front yard tomatoes in the morning after pulling out Chile Verde.

We've now harvested 800 Husky Cherry Red(2) tomatoes and over 100 Black Cherry(2) tomatoes (107).

Monday, August 6, 2012

Harvested Over 150 Garden Peach Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 28 SunGold, 12 Snow White(2), 7 Sweet 100, 6 Garden Peach, 6 Black Cherry(1), 5 Black Cherry(2), 4 Sweet Baby Girl, 4 SunSugar, 4 Redfield Beauty, 4 Snow White(1), 4 Husky Cherry Red(1), 3 Husky Cherry Red(2), 3 Big Zebra (9.5 ounces), 3 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 2 Gypsy, 2 Delicious (7.5 ounces), 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Big Bite (6 ounces, 8 ounces), 2 Porkchop(2), 2 Yellow Furry Boar, 2 Indigo Apple(1), 2 Brad's Black Heart (7 ounces, 7 ounces), 2 Red Currant, 2 Dr. Wyche's Yellow (7 ounces, 7 ounces), Nyagous(1), Jaune Flamme(1), Black and Brown Boar(1), Ella's Pink Plum, Pineapple(1), Pineapple Pig (13 ounces), Green Grape, Black From Tula (6 ounces), Nebraska Wedding (7 ounces), Japanese Black Trifele, Purple Dog Creek (7 ounces), Italian Heirloom, Amazon Chocolate (6 ounces), Marianna's Peace (10.5 ounces), Indigo Apple(2) and Earl of Edgecombe(8.5 ounces) for a total of 129 tomatoes.

I placed fertilizer in the container plants and my wife dutifully watered it in later in the day.

My wife made a tomato salad, using tomatoes from nearly every color in the rainbow. The salad colors were enticing by itself. We visited the "seed lady" in the afternoon and enjoyed dinner with her company. The salad was a hit.

We harvested over 150 Garden Peach tomatoes this year (154)! However, most of the recent Garden Peach tomatoes are close to inedible. They're small and desiccated. This plant may get pulled sooner rather than later.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Loteria Grill Was A Blast!

Today's harvest includes 23 SunGold, 7 Black Cherry(1), 6 Yellow Furry Boar, 6 Husky Cherry Red(1), 4 Snow White(1), 4 Indigo Rose, 4 Sweet Million, 3 Snow White(2), 3 Husky Cherry Red(2), 3 Black Cherry(2), 2 Indigo Apple(2), 2 Sweet 100, 2 Ella's Pink Plum, 2 Red Currant, 2 Nyagous(2) (not Nyagous), 2 Yellow Perfection, 2 SunSugar, 2 Pink Furry Boar, 2 Pineapple Pig (7 ounces), 2 Redfield Beauty, Chinese Tea, Berkeley Tie Dye, White Zebra, Sweet Baby Girl, Black Krim(2), Black From Tula, Creme Brulee, Delicious (6 ounces), Neves Azorean Red (17 ounces), Gypsy, Red Boar(1), Ramapo (8 ounces), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red and Tolstoi for a total of 97 tomatoes.

The TomatoMania event at the Loteria Grill was a ton of fun! We brought German Orange Strawberry, Pineapple Pig, Indigo Apple, Yellow Furry Boar, Pineapple and Pink Furry Boar for consumption. We met fellow TomatoManiacs again and of course it's fun to reconnect and all. My wife brought tomato jelly for Scott Daigre. He made sure to stash it away. My wife also got an autograph from him for his recent article in Grow magazine.

My wife and I had a blast. Lots of tomatoes and good food. Time went by very quickly.

Last night we tried Aunt Ruby's German Green and it was terrific!

I told my wife that she can pull Chile Verde. Others may be going soon.

A Pineapple(2) tomato is maturing.

We've now harvested over 2200 SunGold tomatoes (2216). And we've harvested over 500 back yard tomatoes this month.