Saturday, August 8, 2009

Tomatology


On the left, ripe orange 'Sungold' cherries are giving me a handful each day now. On the right, the 'Orange Pixie' in front of the 'Sungold'. The pixie is most peculiar in form, so upright.


The pixie finally has a bunch of flowers and has begun to produce.


'Milano Plum' has many green fruits now, but none ripening.


I would say its a slow ripening year, even for the 'Bella Rosa'.


Since this year's varieties are not as leafy as last year's, I feel threatened by the possibility of tomato theft. Without the cover of leaves, these tomatoes are just asking for it. This photo was taken from the sidewalk, looking into the side garden. When those 'Bella Rosa's begin to ripen, anyone's easy reach loves my apple before I do.


Parsley, oregano, thyme, chives, basil, sage, mint, rosemary all doing well. Not so much the cilantro, which always bolts, never gets bushy. That's a green bean leaf in the bottom corner -I'm getting a 1/2 lb out of the small planter every few days now, most never make it to dinner.

4 comments:

  1. Bella Rosa is living up to it's name - what a beautiful fruit! We've gotten plenty of cherries, but this is the first week any of the full size tomatoes have ripened up here. It's taking forever, you're right...

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  2. Your herbs are totally photogenic!!!

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  3. Aside from the fact that they're all green...

    I fertilized a month ago and its having effect on the basil. Things have perked up some since...

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  4. I'm an expert in this kind of topics: the tomato belongs to the nightshade family and tomatoes are one of the most common garden fruits in the United States but it'd be nice if you can add the history about it and, along with zucchini, have a reputation for outproducing the needs of the grower. 23jj

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