Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tomatoes are growing ...

Almost a month later and some tomato plants are over 5 feet tall. Some have already started producing good tomatoes and some seed has already been saved. A chunk of these tomato plants are cuttings off of plants I started for the Spring planting but never got in the ground.
Several took root in the ground through the pots and trays and hung on that way. They got a dose of Daconil this morning.

Here is an update on the Spring 'maters that I will finish ripping out shortly. It is just that time of year for tomato plants here. It gets to be too much of a problem with spraying at 8-10 feet - or at least more than I care to deal with. Besides, I have all these others coming on nicely.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Still at it

The Spring crop is falling out fast from disease so that is the next project ... rip out! Saving a chunk of seeds and I guess that is what tomorrow will be centered on.

Picked a 1 lb 14.5 oz Aker's West Virginia tomato this morning ( pics added, seeds saved). That's a good 'mater too!

I got the Fall tomato plants sprayed today as well. They already have some issues ( Septoria and Bacterial Speck I think) but I think they can pull through if I stay on top of it ... some have even started blushing.

As Fall/Winter draws nigh, there should be more time to update and to reflect on the "Best of ..." Now off to shower and man the grill ;)