Saturday, August 16, 2014

Pulled 12 Tomato Plants

Saturday's harvest includes 5 Sunchocola, 5 Matt's Wild Cherry, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 4 Sugar Snack, 3 Bloody Butcher, 3 SunGold, 2 Purple Bumble Bee, 2 Green Grape, 2 Michael Pollan, Blue Gold, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), Speckled Roman(2), Indigo Rose, Evan's Purple Pear and Husky Cherry Red(1) for a total of 37 tomatoes.

The Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) and Blue Gold tomatoes were nice, the rest were unremarkable.

After the harvest I pulled out a lot of tomato plants. The pulled plants include Bloody Butcher, Indigo Apple, Yellow Perfection, Orange Paruche, Hungarian Heart, Indigo Rose, Jaune Flamme, Snow White, Nyagous, Cherokee Purple, Garden Peach(1) and Japanese Black Trifele, 12 in all. A few of these still had tomatoes to ripen but I simply wasn't interested in the final product. I would have pulled Captain Lucky as well, but the cage is supporting a leaning Michael Pollan so I left it alone.

No milestones today.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Harvested 1250 Orange Paruche Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 6 SunGold, 4 Sunchcola, 4 Matt's Wild Cherry, 4 Husky Cherry Red(1), 4 Michael Pollan, 3 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 3 Sugar Snack, 2 Blue Beauty, 2 Garden Peach(1), 2 Husky Cherry Red(2), Orange Paruche, Speckled Roman(2), Volunteer(4), Indigo Rose, Beauty King and Green Grape for a total of 40 tomatoes.

There really wasn't much of anything to today's harvest.

It looks like there may be a lot of tomato plants pulled tomorrow. I think I'll not only be pulling out the ones with no more tomatoes left, I'll also pull out the ones that have just a few left. Also on the target list are ones like Ananas Noire, Snow White, Jaune Flamme, Indigo Rose and Garden Peach(1) in the back yard. The plants for Hungarian Heart and Earl of Edgecombe are okay but I don't remember any fruit on them. If there are none I may pull them.

We've now harvested exactly 1250 Orange Paruche tomatoes this year! And that may be it for Orange Paruche...

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Harvested Over 3000 Back Yard Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 7 Sunchocola, 7 SunGold, 7 Husky Cherry Red(2), 6 Matt's Wild Cherry, 6 Michael Pollan, 5 Sugar Snack, 3 Persimmon(2) (not Persimmon), 3 Garden Peach(1), 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Solar Flare, Bloody Butcher, Great White, Volunteer(4), Indigo Rose, Snow White, Evan's Purple Pear, Aunt Ruby's German Green, Porkchop(2) and Husky Cherry Red(1) for a total of 57 tomatoes.

Outside of Great White and perhaps Aunt Ruby's German Green, there wasn't much to today's harvest. Well, 6 Michael Pollan tomatoes was nice to see.

If the gardeners come on Saturday I'll have them be aggressive in pulling out the burned out tomato plants.

I just checked on my original harvest prediction for August -- 1650 tomatoes. We've harvested 1226 so far this month, but the harvest numbers are falling fast. It looks like this prediction will be accurate.

We've now harvested over 3000 back yard tomatoes this year (3020)! Also, we've harvested over 600 Matt's Wild Cherry tomatoes (604) and over 500 SunGold tomatoes (506) this year!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Front Yard Plants Are Burned Out

Today's harvest includes 5 Matt's Wild Cherry, 4 Sugar Snack, 3 Sunchocola, 3 Indigo Rose, 2 Bloody Butcher, 2 Orange Paruche, 2 SunGold, 2 Green Grape, 2 Husky Cherry Red(2), 2 Michael Pollan, Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Porkchop(1), Bread and Salt, Volunteer(4), Speckled Roman(2), Jaune Flamme, Nyagous, Garden Peach(1), Aunt Ruby's German Green and Husky Cherry Red(1) for a total of 37 tomatoes.

Remember back in mid to late June I was commenting on how tall and beautiful the front yard tomato plants were? It was like they were three weeks ahead of normal.

I tend to pull a lot of plants around Labor Day...but it looks like this year I'll be pulling out a lot of plants right about this weekend. They are burned out. The only one that looks like will get a second wind is Sunchocola.

Outside of Porkchop(1) the rest of the harvest was unremarkable.

No milestones hit today, but we should hit a couple milestones tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Harvested 150 Husky Cherry Red(1) Tomatoes This Year!

Today's harvest includes 6 Matt's Wild Cherry, 5 SunGold, 5 Husky Cherry Red(2), 3 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 3 Sunchocola, 3 Indigo Rose, 2 Indian Stripe, 2 Volunteer(4), 2 Jaune Flamme, 2 Evan's Purple Pear, 2 Porkchop(1), 2 Garden Peach(1), Speckled Roman(1), Orange Paruche, Bread and Salt, Speckled Roman(2), Black Icicle, Solar Flare, Purple Bumble Bee, Husky Cherry Red(1), Sugar Snack and Michael Pollan for a total of 47 tomatoes.

After I harvested the front yard I pulled out Adriana's Grande and Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2). Yellow Perfection and Orange Paruche aren't that far behind. I don't want to pull out Orange Paruche, but it is showing no sign of a second wind whatsoever. At this pace Orange Paruche may be gone by the end of the week.

Outside of the Indian Stripe tomatoes, there wasn't much to today's harvest. The two Indian Stripe tomatoes looked pretty good.

We've now harvested exactly 150 Husky Cherry Red(1) tomatoes this year!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Harvested 100 Garden Peach(1) Tomatoes This Year

Today's harvest includes 11 Sugar Snack, 9 SunGold, 7 Matt's Wild Cherry, 4 Orange Paruche, 3 Sunchocola, 3 Indigo Rose, 2 Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, 2 Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1), 2 Nyagous, 2 Black Cherry, Speckled Roman(1), Indian Stripe, Porkchop(1), Jaune Flamme, Evan's Purple Pear, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2), Garden Peach(1), Green Grape, Husky Cherry Red(1), Husky Cherry Red(2) and Michael Pollan for a total of 56 tomatoes.

Not much to say about today's harvest. The two Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(1) tomatoes look pretty nice.

The front yard tomatoes are nearly burned out. As mentioned several times, Adriana's Grande is ready to be pulled. Yellow Perfection has one more tomato to go before it is ready to go. Orange Paruche looks like it will not recover and will be pulled in about a week. Bloody Butcher isn't long for this world. Look at the harvest totals for the last three days for the front yard -- 16/14/12. They are just burned out, simple as that.

In the back yard, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye(2) can now be pulled.

We've now harvested 100 Garden Peach(1) tomatoes this year.

Sunday, August 10, 2014