Thursday, May 26, 2011

Toe-may-toe-, Toe-ma-toe

Ah, tomatoes. The most popular garden endeavor. I am not immune, and I am expecting...


These are Sungold on a plant still hanging on to life from last fall. Yes, this orange color means they are ripe :) Very sweet and tangy itty bitty fruits.


The Mexico Midget should be the first of my 2011 tomatoes to ripen... I am anxiously awaiting these red cherry tomatoes. (and crossing my fingers they really are as prolific as reported)

This why little naked guy is a Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red, Tomatofest says it will be "robust not for sissies bold, tomatoey flavors, with a firm, juicy flesh"

Amy's Sugar Gem looks like she's gonna be a good producer already! From Tomatofest: "sweet flavor and the tiny light gold sparkles in the red skin"

And finally miss Brandywine. Yet to set any fruit, but this is only the first flower cluster - I have high hopes for this summer. Although it may be too cold at night for them to set yet. It was very frustrating to coddle a rooted sucker off a Brandywine last fall all through winter checking daily for new fruit - only to learn they have a much higher temperature minimum to set fruit than cherry tomatoes :Z

Oh my! I forgot about my Purple Calabash! I am a bad green mother :'( I know she's flowering... I can't say for sure off the top of my head if she is setting fruit....

Next time... worms :)


  1. Corner Garden SueMay 30, 2011 at 9:33 AM

    Hi Mary,
    I am cleaning out my email box. I came across your comment on my milkweed post. As I was clicking here to leave a comment, I noticed the post before this. I am excited to go check it out. I've never heard of keeping tomato plants over the winter. I start with new plants each year. I'm pleased at how my tomatoes are growing, but there won't be tomatoes for a few weeks.

  2. Oh yes it's possible! Of course it takes the right climate, it can get very
    cold overnight but we never have a true frost here so there's nothing to
    kill the tomato plants. If you look into it you'll find that they are
    actually tender perennials. My boyfriend is currently testing how well it
    will do in his garden to keep two of the same tomato plants he grew all last


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