yesterday while watering, i peeked under my cherokee's skirt. there is a mutant runaway tomato under there. it is about the size of a tennis ball!! the rest of the fruit are tiny..i guess that one got an early start.
i only have 10 plants. my romas took the recent good weather and blasted out some fruit. all about the size of my thumb. this is the first year of fortifying my gardens with my own compost. my plants are about 5 feet tall..should be good if this cold front moves along.
with 10 plants i am gonna have a tomato problem. you big garden guys..that is a commitment!
Just picked up a nice looking pineapple tomato plant at the grocery store!
Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller
Every year we've got a few standbys we always plant, and then we mess around with the remaining space in the bed.
We've also tried and liked:
San Marzano Redorata
Zapoteca Pink Ribbed
Just ate my first homegrown Cherokee Purple, basil, and mozz sandwich.
Summer is here.
Where do you live the South west or do you have a hot house. Its legal in some states you know?
I'm in Austin, so I had plants in the ground by the first of March. Early Girls are at their peak, and the good stuff is just now starting to come in. It's easy to gloat about being able to eat homegrown tomatoes by Memorial Day, but by July 4 my garden will be a wasteland, except for the heat-hardy peppers.
At least by then, I'll have a freezer full of tomatoes (some blanched with basil, some roasted).
I'm getting ready to move to the Midwest, though, so I'm already starting to think about a greenhouse. I like having my own greens and herbs as close to year-round as I can get.
Here's from yesterday, with some Early Girl and Green Zebra -- but honestly the Cherokee Purple is so much better....