I just figured out that I have already picked 73 pounds of tomatoes
this season. And I still need to pick a few Jelly Bean tomatoes
today. Thank goodness the squash and cucumbers have slowed down
considerably. Guess tomorrow afternoon I will be canning my second
batch of Viva Italias.
Mine finally set some fruit a week or 2 ago. It seems to have been a
slow process this year. ( Even the Earlies' are late)
But now the plants are growing a a rate that I put new ties on them on a
Mid- August to the end of august is when I see ripe tomatoes.
The first cherry tomatoes (SunSugar, yum!) ripened July 4th and
I've dried one small batch of Sweet Hearts (sort of a large grape
Matina (small, early slicer) ripened one full truss already.
The first of the paste tomatoes are ripening.
Some of the large, late tomatoes are showing color.
(I've got 10 different varieties and 15 plants total.)
Alas, the cucumbers are wilting badly and the squash and
corn are very stressed.
But we've had the first serious rain in a long, long time this morning.
A whole 1/2 an inch!
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