Sunday, July 31, 2016

Today's picture/Tall tomato plants


This photo isn't as clear as I'd like but I wanted to show you these three (!!) tomato plants that are almost as tall as I am (5'7"). The crates are there to support the lower branches which were dragging on the patio. This is their first year on soil that used to be lawn. The only thing added was our donkey and sheep manure. They are loaded with little tomatoes. The one in the middle is Rose de Berne, an heirloom we've not grown before, and the ones on the outside are both cherry tomatoes - Peacevine and Sungold. We've had success with the Peacevine in other years, but the Sungold is new to us. So excited for them to turn red!

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  1. Those are healthy tomato plants; our sungolds are cherry size tomatoes and are ripe when they are yellow, which they are now.

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    1. I just realized that it sounded like I thought the sungold would turn red. I do know they are orangey. Have already eaten a few early ones. I should have explained that about the sungold. Thanks, though.

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  2. Wow, what huge tomatoes. I can see right now I need some of that manure for my tomatoes.

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  3. I used to have several tomato plants in our very small backyard in huge pots, and they grew very tall and beautiful and had lovely tomatoes. I remember loving how they looked. These are just gorgeous.

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  4. Nothing better than homegrown tomatoes and yours look wonderfully healthy. Our daughter and sil's are at about the same stage and we are all waiting!

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  5. A veritable tomato forest :-)
    I guess my Dad's plants will be doing well right now, too, but I don't think his grow so high.

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    1. It sure is! Luckily they are open on two sides so the air gets through them. Honestly just two plants should probably be growing in that space. I didn't think they would get SO big!

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  6. Those look like they are thriving! We are getting our first few ripe tomatoes now. We grew mostly Amish Paste, an heirloom very similar to a Roma.

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    1. I tried paste many years ago, but they just didn't work out.

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  7. I grew 3 cherry tomatoes in a large Smart Pot this year. They don't look anything like yours! I will have to find a good spot in the new garden to plant tomatoes in the ground. You inspired me.

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    1. I'm happy these plants 'inspired' you! I hope the crop is as good as the plants look!

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  8. Hmm, our tomato plants are poor sick sisters, compared to yours, weaklings on the beach that bullies kick sand on, pitiful excuses for tomato plants...well, you get the picture. Ours stink.

    I do get a handful of cherry tomatoes off them every few days and these I toss with some chopped scallions, minced garlic, parsley, olive oil and a dash of red wine vinegar and feast on, never enough to share with family. But tasty.

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    1. Well, the proof will be in the pudding, as they say. I am hoping for zillions of delicious tasting tomatoes. I'll let you know!!

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  9. What a bounty! Makes me crave a tomato sandwich with mayo!

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    1. I can't wait to eat them right off the vine!

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  10. Local tomatoes have been over for a while here (it's too doggone hot!) and I miss them. You are so fortunate!

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    1. I was just reading an article on tomatoes about this very thing. You may read more here: http://www.veggiegardener.com/great-tomatoes-warm-climates/
      They suggest varieties that work better in hot climates.

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  11. My tomatoes are no where near as beautiful as that.

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