Thursday, August 8, 2013

Harvested Over 500 Tomatoes This Month

Today's harvest includes 18 Supersweet 100, 9 Sweet 100, 8 Black Cherry, 3 SunGold(1), 3 Snow White, 3 Garden Peach, 2 Cuor de Bue (6.5 ounces), 2 SunGold(2), 2 Jaune Flamme, 2 Blue Beauty, 2 Isis Candy, 2 Piement, Yellow Perfection, Husky Cherry Red, Dr. Wyche's Yellow (14 ounces), Jersey Giant, Shah/Mikado, Missouri Pink Love Apple, Japanese Black Trifele, Grande (13 ounces), "Rosella Purple" (Aunt Ruby's German Green) and Juliet for a total of 66 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 500 tomatoes for August (556)! Our harvesting pace is ahead of July's numbers but July's numbers were rising while August numbers should slowly fall.

The Grande and "Something Orange" tomatoes are fine looking tomatoes.

Last night I went to a neighbor of our dear friend that passed away seven weeks ago to pick up a couple of boards and chicken manure (seriously). I gave them yesterday's harvest plus a bunch of other tomatoes. We reminisced for about an hour or so.

I was sad to see their former house, sitting silently.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Harvested Over 1500 Back Yard Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 29 Black Cherry, 20 Supersweet 100, 11 Husky Cherry Red, 5 Juliet, 4 Sweet 100, 4 SunGold(1), 3 Porkchop, 3 Snow White, 3 Green Grape, 2 Isis Candy, 2 Shah/Mikado, 2 Piement, Gold Medal, SunGold(2), Jaune Flamme, Blue Beauty, German Orange Strawberry, Japanese Black Trifele, Garden Peach, Amos Coli, Ananas Noire, "Something Orange" (9 ounces), "Rosella Purple" (Aunt Ruby's German Green), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red(2) and Husky Red(2) for a total of 101 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 1500 back yard tomatoes this year (1541)! Also we've harvested over 150 Husky Cherry Red tomatoes (155) and exactly 100 Snow White tomatoes this year.

Last night our local computer group had a board meeting. We brought along tomatoes for tasting and for handing out. The tomatoes we tested were Piement, Aunt Ruby's German Green and Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red(2) -- all were very nice.

My back felt good enough to harvest but it will be a few days before it is back to normal.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Loteria Grill Was Fun!

Friday's harvest includes 19 Black Cherry, 11 Snow White, 10 Sweet 100, 9 SunGold(2), 4 Husky Cherry Red, 3 Jersey Giant, 3 Juliet, 2 Porkchop, 2 Isis Candy, 2 Husky Red(1), 2 Supersweet 100, 2 Piement, 2 "Something Orange" (14 ounces, 14.5 ounces) 2 Green Grape, Vorlon, Shah/Mikado, SunGold(1), Jaune Flamme, Blue Beauty, Amos Coli, Cuor de Bue (7 ounces), "Rosella Purple" (Aunt Ruby's German Green, 6 ounces) and Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red(2) for a total of 82 tomatoes.

We've now harvested over 100 Snow White tomatoes today (104).

harvest includes 24 Black Cherry, 14 Sweet 100, 7 Snow White, 7 Supersweet 100, 3 Cuor de Bue (9 ounces, 7 ounces), 3 Juliet, 2 Shah/Mikado, 2 Green Grape, 2 Blue Beauty, 2 Jaune Flamme, Dr. Wyche's Yellow (17.5 ounces), Black and Brown Boar, SunGold(1), SunGold(2), Vorlon, Indigo Rose, Pineapple Pig (7 ounces), Piement, Aunt Ruby's German Green, "Rosella Purple" (Aunt Ruby's German Green, 7 ounces), Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red(2) and Husky Red(1) for a total of 78 tomatoes.

After the harvest, my wife and I quickly got ready for the Tomatomania event at the Loteria Grill. We brought all our Piement and all our Black Cherry tomatoes, most of our Aunt Ruby's German Green and Cuor de Bue tomatoes and today's Dr. Wyche's Yellow for tasting. Based on the comments I overheard, people really liked our tomatoes.

My wife and I ended up as part of Scott Daigre's "groupie" crowd after the taste testing. My wife and I came late -- by the time we showed up Scott was talking and all the tables were taken. During the taste testing we tried to sit down at a half open table but we got booted out. So we tried an open booth in a corner -- it wasn't open during the Scott's talk -- and the "groupies" gathered around after about 10 minutes. Works for me.

The "groupie" table agreed that Shah/Mikado was rather blah. But there were many new varieties that were quite interesting. We all caught up with what's happening in our lives and so on, the meals were great (even better than prior years, IMO) and a good time was had by all. We came away with Lemon Tree and Blue Beauty tomatoes as well as some of Scott's fresh eggs. It was really nice!

Oh yeah, we broke the 2500 harvest number today for 2013 (2532). Also, we harvested over 200 Sweet 100 tomatoes this year (209)!

Sunday's harvest includes 18 Black Cherry, 8 Sweet 100, 7 Supersweet 100, 6 Snow White, 5 Juliet, 3 Porkchop, 3 Husky Red(2), 2 Jersey Giant, 2 "Rosella Purple" (Aunt Ruby's German Green), 2 Blue Beauty, 2 Shah/Mikado, 2 Cuor de Bue (8 ounces, 8 ounces), 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red(2) (6 ounces, 6 ounces), 2 Isis Candy, 2 Husky Cherry Red, 2 Yellow Perfection, Vorlon, Black Krim, Missouri Pink Love Apple, SunGold(1), SunGold(2) and Piement for a total of 74 tomatoes.

My wife pulled Black Krim today.

We've now harvested over 400 Black Cherry tomatoes this year (417)!

My wife prepared some of Scott's eggs this morning as well as cutting up a Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red(2) for me. The eggs were great and the Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red(2) was quite good. I'd call it good tasting and refreshing.

However, there was no harvest today due to back trouble. Let's hope it clears up enough for me to harvest tomorrow