Sunday, August 14, 2011
State of Tomatoes
Yesterday, I spent a few hours cleaning up the back garden, which had become hopelessly overgrown and difficult to navigate. I pulled up my two Petit Gris melon vines and found several half-eaten orange-sized melons. Too bad we didn't get a chance to taste them this year. It seems every summer, there's always at least one veg variety that is a total failure.
I also ripped out my beans and trimmed up my tomato plants. While the tomatoes have been slow to ripen this year, we should still get a decent crop if the weather stays warm in September. The plants have a ton of green fruit left (the San Marzanos on the left are prolific) and we should get our first bulk harvest of ripe tomatoes today.
My Gold Medal and Brandywine (Sudduth's Strain) tomatoes have been slower to mature then the purples I'm growing this year. However, the fruit are enormous and have resisted cracking.