Thursday, May 22, 2014

Blush is Crushed; Two More Plants With Growing Tomatoes

I've been too busy with life to give as much attention to the tomatoes that they need. Fortunately, my wife has filled in admirably.

My wife watered all the tomatoes over the last several days.

On Wednesday we pulled out the dead Black From Tula and my wife transplanted Volunteer(4) -- the volunteer tomato plant that came up through a cinder block. Earlier in the day she had purchased Purple Bumble Bee. We pulled out Red Pear Piriform and replaced it with the newly purchased Purple Bumble Bee.

Today my wife noticed that the stem for Blush was broken. I thought a lemon could have directly landed on it but my wife thinks that one of our dogs broke it by biting it.

Yesterday I noticed that Indigo Rose has a growing tomato and today I noticed Earl of Edgecombe has a growing tomato as well.

Stupice has maturing tomatoes! Two or three are darkening and one tomato is a light red.

Monday, May 19, 2014

And Four More Plants With Growing Tomatoes

Last week was mostly too hot to do anything, short of tomato training in the morning. One day I did trim the bottom branches and leaves on the back yard tomato plants. Friday through Sunday we were out of town.

Monday morning I did a bunch of tomato training. I did discover four more plants with tomatoes, all in the back yard. These include Michael Pollan, Volunteer(3), Matt's Wild Cherry and Ananas Noire. There's probably new front yard tomatoes, but I don't have a mental list of the front yard plants already reported as having tomatoes.

Some of the front yard plants are really high already. Sunchocola is about four and a half feet tall already.

Red Pear Piriform doesn't look much better. Volunteer(4) now has blooms so that complicates the transfer into the ground.