Friday, September 14, 2012

Harvested Over 500 Backyard Tomatoes This Month!

Today's harvest includes 4 Speckled Roman(3), 3 Delicious, 3 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Snow White(1), 2 Porkchop(1), 2 SunGold, Big Bite, Yellow Perfection, Carmello, Black and Brown Boar(2), Neves Azorean Red, Italian Heirloom and Snow White(2) for a total of 23 tomatoes.

Yikes! Yesterday got up to 105.3. That This heat is wearing us out along with the tomato plants.

With our aggressive plant pulling we probably won't make my prediction of 900 tomatoes this month. Also, I didn't expect it to stay so hot for so long.

We've now harvested over 500 back yard tomatoes this month (517)!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Harvested Copper River!

Today's harvest includes 5 Snow White(1), 4 SunGold, 4 Delicious, 2 Copper River (new), 2 Amana Orange, 2 Aunt Ruby's German Green, 2 Snow White(2), 2 Black and Brown Boar(2), 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), Redfield Beauty, Speckled Roman(3) and Neves Azorean Red for a total of 28 tomatoes.

Well, it's good to see Copper River being harvested! The tomatoes are small but look pretty good. And today's two tomatoes for Copper River means it has rocketed past Italian Tree and tied with Chile Verde on the 2012 harvest totals. We've only harvested a single Italian Tree tomato. We got a second Italian Tree tomato, but it had too much blossom end rot to be usable when mature. Next up: Green Zebra with 3 harvested tomatoes.

I don't think I've harvested a first tomato with a longer maturity. It took 130 days to harvest the first Copper River tomato. It was planted on May 5 of this year.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Pulled Five Front Yard Tomato Plants

Today's harvest includes 4 Snow White(1), 3 Snow White(2), 2 Black and Brown Boar(2), 2 Delicious, 2 SunGold, Porkchop(1), Ella's Pink Plum, Yellow Perfection, Husky Cherry Red(1), Husky Cherry Red(2), Carmello, Speckled Roman(3), Italian Heirloom (6 ounces), Amana Orange, Aunt Ruby's German Green and Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red for a total of 24 tomatoes.

My wife pulled out Jaune Flamme(1), Black Krim(1), Indigo Apple(1), Oaxacan Jewel and Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, all from the front yard. Indigo Apple(1) was a bit of a surprise, but it was clearly near the end anyway. Also, she watered the front yard, including the remaining front yard tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 50 Delicious tomatoes (51).

And we've passed the 10,700 mark for the year (10706).

On a somber note, on this date last year our Manchester Terrier was put to sleep. Buster's body failed him but he never failed us.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Harvested Over 400 Snow White(1) Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 9 Snow White(1), 3 Italian Heirloom, 3 Neves Azorean Red (6 ounces), 2 Porkchop(1), 2 SunGold, 2 Black and Brown Boar(2), Pierce's Pride(1), Indigo Apple(1), Olga's Round Yellow Chicken Egg, Carmello, Husky Cherry Red(1), Husky Cherry Red(2), Thessaloniki, German Orange Strawberry, Delicious, Amazon Chocolate, Watermelon, Aunt Ruby's German Green and Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red for a total of 34 tomatoes

Copper River has a couple of maturing tomatoes! We should be harvesting this tomato by the end of the week.

We've now harvested over 500 tomatoes for September (510)! The back yard tomatoes are doing fine in spite of SunSugar and the two Black Cherry tomatoes being removed. The front yard tomatoes are almost done, save SunGold.

Also, we've harvested over 400 Snow White(1) tomatoes (401)!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Harvested Over 7000 Back Yard Tomatoes!

Today's harvest includes 5 Big Bite, 3 Snow White(1), 2 Husky Cherry Red(1), 2 Delicious, 2 Speckled Roman(3), 2 Black and Brown Boar(2), SunGold, Ella's Pink Plum, Carmello, Purple Dog Creek, Neves Azorean Red, Aunt Ruby's German Green and Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red for a total of 23 tomatoes.

Ugh, it's hot again. Yesterday: 100.7 degrees.

We've now harvested over 7000 back yard tomatoes (7075)! Actually we passed the 7000 mark a couple of days ago. I noticed it yesterday and letting the world know about it now.

My wife watered the tomatoes in the containers.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fourteen Plants Pulled...

Today's harvest includes 10 Snow White(1), 3 Amana Orange, 3 Indigo Rose, 2 Snow White(2), 2 Carmello, 2 Delicious (6 ounces), Husky Cherry Red(1), Thessaloniki, Nebraska Wedding, Japanese Black Trifele, Pierce's Pride(1), Porkchop(1), SunGold, Ella's Pink Plum, Big Bite (6 ounces), Brad's Black Heart, Italian Heirloom, Marianna's Peace (6 ounces) and Marmara for a total of 35 tomatoes.

The gardeners did come and pull tomatoes. A lot of them, all in the back yard. The list includes Black Cherry(1), Brad's Black Heart, Black From Tula, Japanese Black Trifele, Black Cherry(2), Marianna's Peace, Noire Charbonneuse(2), Indigo Apple(2), Earl of Edgecombe, Gypsy, Marmara, Red Boar(1), Indigo Rose and Red Boar(2)...14 plants in all. And the ones I listed yesterday need to be removed as well.

Having noted that, I wasn't expecting either Black Cherry to be pulled. But it's done. The raised bed is now cleared out with the removal of Indigo Rose and Red Boar(2). The ground will be prepared for winter crops.

Some of the pulled plants had salvageable tomatoes, which were added to today's totals.

Will we break our all time record? Perhaps, but the removal of the two Black Cherry plants puts it in some doubt.

On a bookkeeping note, Garden Peach was pulled a while ago. I guessed the date as August 22.