Saturday, September 1, 2012

Harvested 50 Gypsy Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 12 Thessaloniki, 8 Black Cherry(2), 5 Black Cherry(1), 4 Yellow Perfection, 4 Red Currant, 3 SunGold, 3 Japanese Black Trifele, 3 Marmara, 3 Snow White(2), 3 Indigo Rose, 3 Snow White(1), 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Oaxacan Jewel, 2 Indigo Apple(2), 2 Red Boar(2), 2 SunSugar, 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), Indigo Apple(1), Black and Brown Boar(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Big Bite, Carmello, Husky Cherry Red(2), Marianna's Peace (11 ounces), Noire Charbonneuse(2), Pineapple(2) and Gypsy for a total of 74 tomatoes.

Thessaloniki is going through a second wave. We didn't harvest Thessaloniki from July 31 to August 12. August 13, 1 tomato. 5 more empty days, then 1 tomato on August 19. Since August 22 we've harvested 35 Thessaloniki tomatoes, at least 1 every day, 19 over the last two days.

We've traded tomatoes with friends over the last several weeks and have received figs and peaches in return.

Yesterday's high: 93.7. That's okay. And it was clearly cooler at night.

It's not clear why the harvest nearly doubled today. It just is.

We've now harvested 50 Gypsy tomatoes this year! When we've tasted Gypsy this year we've liked it.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Harvested Over 150 Indigo Rose Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 7 Thessaloniki, 6 Indigo Rose, 6 Yellow Perfection, 5 Black Cherry(1), 4 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 SunGold, 2 Indigo Apple(2), 2 Snow White(1), Porkchop(1), Black and Brown Boar(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Red Currant, Big Bite, Carmello, Japanese Black Trifele, Amana Orange, Marmara and Red Boar(2) for a total of 44 tomatoes.

It got up to 98.0 yesterday, still pretty hot.

We ended up harvesting 3240 tomatoes for the month of August. That's a very, very solid total considering how hot it was all month.

We've now harvested over 150 Indigo Rose tomatoes for the year (152)! Also, we ended up harvesting 200 Snow White(1) tomatoes and 50 Carmello tomatoes for the month of August.

More plants can be pulled when my wife can get around to pulling them. The August heat was murder on these plants...

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pulled Green Grape Tomato Plant

Today's harvest includes 5 Yellow Perfection, 5 Black Cherry(1), 4 SunGold, 4 Indigo Rose, 3 Thessaloniki, 3 Japanese Black Trifele, 2 Speckled Roman(3), 2 Snow White(1), 2 Snow White(2), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Ella's Pink Plum, Big Bite, Carmello, Nebraska Wedding (7 ounces), Purple Dog Creek (8 ounces), Black Cherry(2), Pineapple(2) (11.5 ounces), Marmara and Tolstoi for a total of 40 tomatoes.

It's hot again...104.0 on Tuesday, 103.0 yesterday.

Green Grape was pulled yesterday. I was hoping to make it to 100 tomatoes for Green Grape but it wasn't meant to be. My wife pulled it and found another maturing tomato to reach 99 tomatoes. I added it into yesterday's totals. Also, she finished watering the back yard tomatoes.

When was the last day that I didn't harvest a Husky Cherry Red tomato?

No milestones were hit with this harvest. We're plodding along...

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Harvested Over 10,000 Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 7 SunGold, 6 Indigo Rose, 5 Snow White(1), 4 Black Cherry(2), 4 Carmello, 3 Yellow Perfection, 3 Snow White(2), 2 Big Bite (7 ounces), 2 Gypsy, 2 Black Cherry(1), 2 Red Currant, 2 Husky Cherry Red(2), Redfield Beauty, Indigo Apple(1), Brad's Black Heart (12.5 ounces), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Sweet Million, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), Thessaloniki, Husky Cherry Red(1), Japanese Black Trifele, Watermelon (7 ounces) and SunSugar for a total of 53 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 10,000 tomatoes for the year (10046)!! Also, we've harvested over 6500 tomatoes in the back yard (6539) and over 3500 tomatoes in the front yard (3507). It's been a great year so far!

The Brad's Black Heart is a late beauty!

We are now within 100 SunGold tomatoes of our all time harvest for one plant per year (Matt's Wild Cherry, 2727 tomatoes) with 2628 harvested tomatoes so far this year.

It got up to 99 yesterday with as low as 10 percent humidity. It should be even warmer today.

My wife should be pulling out some tomato plants today.

I added fertilizer to the container plants this morning.

We've now harvested over 200 Red Currant tomatoes (201), over 50 Big Bite tomatoes (51) and 50 Thessaloniki tomatoes.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Harvested 150 Black Cherry(1) Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 11 SunGold, 6 Indigo Rose, 4 Yellow Perfection, 3 Black Cherry(1), 2 Oaxacan Jewel (6.5 ounces), 2 Carmello, 2 Thessaloniki, 2 Speckled Roman(3), 2 Snow White(1), 2 Snow White(2), Chinese Tea, Porkchop(1), Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Big Bite, Pink Furry Boar, Crimson Cushion, Husky Cherry Red(1), German Orange Strawberry, Japanese Black Trifele, Black Cherry(2), Gypsy and Red Boar(1) for a total of 49 tomatoes.

Back when we were harvesting 162 tomatoes a day I mentioned we might only be harvesting about 30 by the end of the month. We're getting there...

The weather is warming up again...

We almost hit some major milestones today. Tomorrow we'll hit at least three milestones.

We've now harvested 150 Black Cherry(2) tomatoes and 50 Japanese Black Trifele tomatoes this year.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Harvested Over 3000 Tomatoes This Month!

Today's harvest includes 14 Yellow Perfection, 13 SunGold, 10 Snow White(1), 10 Snow White(2), 7 Indigo Rose, 3 Red Currant, 3 Thessaloniki, 3 Indigo Apple(2), 3 Gypsy, 3 Redfield Beauty, 3 Carmello, 3 Husky Cherry Red(1), 3 German Orange Strawberry, 2 SunSugar, 2 Black Cherry(1), 2 Delicious (9 ounces), 2 Noire Charbonneuse(2), 2 Oaxacan Jewel (6 ounces, 6 ounces), Indigo Apple(1), Speckled Roman(2), Pink Furry Boar, Oaxacan Pink, Speckled Roman(3), Purple Dog Creek (7 ounces), Italian Heirloom and Black Cherry(2) for a total of 96 tomatoes.

I didn't harvest yesterday, as planned. It was my wife's birthday for starters. We celebrated with her side of the family down in south Orange County. Also, I got a new car smogged, and we visited Roger's Gardens for a tomato tasting before making it all the way down for a birthday celebration. Happy Birthday sweetie, I love you!!

My wife told me that she pulled out Pierce's Pride(2) on Thursday. We tend to pull a lot of tomatoes in the first week on September and we're on track to do the same thing this year.

We've now harvested over 3000 tomatoes this month (3012)! We've also harvested over 2600 SunGold tomatoes (2610), over 900 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes (901) and over 200 Yellow Perfection tomatoes (209) this year.