Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Harvested 1000 Sunchocola Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 11 Black Cherry, 7 Husky Cherry Red(1), 6 SunGold, 5 Pineapple, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 4 Sugar Snack, 3 Evan's Purple Pear, 2 Sunchocola, 2 Blue Beauty, 2 Matt's Wild Cherry, Porkchop(1) (6.5 ounces) and Bread and Salt for a total of 49 tomatoes.

Today's Porkchop was a nice tomato, though the maturing was uneven. The "sun" (west) side of the tomato was more mature than the "shade" (east) side. That will even out over the next day or so. The Bread and Salt tomato was okay while the rest of the harvest was unremarkable.

I did find a small hornworm on Captain Lucky today. This is the first one I've officially found this year. I noticed damage on the Captain Lucky plant and noticed the maybe one inch hornworm on the underside of a leaf. I tossed it away.

Earlier this year I noted what looked like a full sized hornworm underneath our lemon tree. It appeared that the dogs had played with it and/or birds picked it off of a plant -- it wasn't clear. The next day it was gone. Then on the day of our tomato party I saw hornworm poop underneath Ananas Noire but never found the hornworm. So I assume the hornworm laying in the dirt underneath the lemon tree was the culprit.

We did hit a bunch of milestones today. We've now harvested exactly 1000 Sunchocola tomatoes this year! Sunchocola is our strongest remaining plant and could get a second wind. Also, we've now harvested over 200 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes this year (203), harvested exactly 150 Evan's Purple Pear tomatoes this year and harvested exactly 75 Bread and Salt tomatoes this year.

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