Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tomato Watch

All of my tomatoes were transplanted 6 weeks ago. At that time, they all looked exactly the same. Here's where they are today.

Brandywine and Juliet.  These are clearly the biggest and healthiest looking, though I don't have much in the way of tomatoes on them yet.

I've got tons of flowers, though, and I'm hoping they start polinating and producing:

The brandywines have a few green tomatoes showing up at the bottom of the plant, but the bulk have yet to show up:

Same goes with the Juliets.  I've harvested a couple here and there that polinated early when I first transplanted.  Then the plants went into "grow" mode and didn't start flowering until recently.

My early tomatoes that looked very pathetic a few weeks have perked up and are showing promise.  They've got a couple small tomatoes, but like the others, most of my plants are just really starting to flower right now.

Ironically, my first production is coming from the beefsteak I planted in the wine barrels.  They had produced some tomatoes early which are now turning red.  But unlike my other tomato plants, these aren't showing much promise.  My plan is to pull both of these plants soon to make room for bok choi or maybe peas.  I definitely need to see if more cool-season veggies do better in this shadier spot:

1 comment:

  1. Tomatoes are looking good! I hope they taste as good as they look.