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My Tomatoes - The Good News and the Bad News

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My Tomatoes - The Good News and the Bad News

Post  Windmere on Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:30 pm

Today I made what I expect to be one of my very last tomato harvests.  Some are cracked, but I don't care... they still taste good.  I never thought I'd say this, but we have too many tomatoes:



My tomatoes did ok this season.  Yeah, I had some devastating fungus issues, but I still got some nice production.  This next picture will put things in perspective:




I have some other vines, and most are similar to these.  I will definitely plant again next year.  There's nothing like a tomato freshly picked from the vine and bursting with sweetness.  Sungold tomatoes were the big hit this season...  I'm planting a ton of those next year (plus...  they were very fungus resistant).


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Post  quiltbea on Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:52 pm

You've done well.  I had issues but I'm now getting a few tomatoes.  It won't be like last year, but with a bit of tweaking, I'm hoping my next year will be much better.  I'm still using frozen tomatoes I put up last August from that harvest.

Love all your colors and the varieties.  Good to have a lot of variety for all the health benefits derived from them.  Good job.
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Post  sanderson on Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:01 pm

You have such a nice variety.  Very Happy 
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Post  GardenGroupie on Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:31 pm

Windmere, what a beautiful variety of color. They look so yummy and I agree - there's nothing like a tomato right from the vine.
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Post  CapeCoddess on Sun Aug 03, 2014 2:47 pm

@Windmere wrote:Today I made what I expect to be one of my very last tomato harvests.  Some are cracked, but I don't care... they still taste good.  I never thought I'd say this, but we have too many tomatoes:



My tomatoes did ok this season.  Yeah, I had some devastating fungus issues, but I still got some nice production.  This next picture will put things in perspective:




I have some other vines, and most are similar to these.  I will definitely plant again next year.  There's nothing like a tomato freshly picked from the vine and bursting with sweetness.  Sungold tomatoes were the big hit this season...  I'm planting a ton of those next year (plus...  they were very fungus resistant).

How beautiful, despite all your issues! I'm having a bad tomato season this year also because it's too cold. I get a few here and there and I'm hoping to have a bumper crop by the end of summer to put up and freeze.
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Post  FamilyGardening on Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:57 pm

windmere what a lovely rainbow of tomatoes  cheers despite the issues you had with them this year....congrats!

for lunch as I type Im having one of our first sandwich size tomato on a turkey and cheese sandwich  hungry 

we lost all of our tomato seedlings this year that we started from seed, as the hole in the plastic cups were not draining well and I didn't check on them soon enough and it killed them....so we had to by seedlings from a couple of local nursery and all the plants so far are doing well

our tomatoes are starting to ripen, and we are so excited.... as last year ALL of our larger tomatoes were killed over night by late blight, the first time to ever have blight in our gardens.....

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Re: My Tomatoes - The Good News and the Bad News

Post  yolos on Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:39 pm

Good looking harvest Windmere.  Your plants look just like mine.  I have three that are not so bad - Better Boy, Juliet, and Early Girl.  And the Gilbertie is hanging in there but still about ready to yank it.  All the heirlooms are just about finished. Some new growth on top so they may last a while.
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Oops... didn't have too many tomatoes after all

Post  Windmere on Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:37 am

Thanks everyone for your kind words.  I wrote yesterday that I thought we had too many tomatoes... well, I guess one really can never have too many.  Yesterday's harvest is now half of what it was!

Quiltbee:  Those yellow varieties would not have been possible without our seed trade.  My daughter decided that the Garden Peach tomatoes are her favorite.  She is sitting here as I type this and she asked me to thank you again.   Smile  I have some seeds left, so I will be planting those next year for sure.

Yolos:  You mentioned Juliet.  My neighbor down the street also planted Juliet and he brought some over for us to try.  They are delicious!  They also have a beautiful grape shape.  I'm going to plant some next year.  

FamilyGardening,:  I hope you get a bumper crop.  It's so exciting to see those tomatoes beginning to ripen!

CC:  I hope it warms up for you.  Summer has a while to go.

Sanderson:  Thanks for your comment about variety.  I think the variety was more for my daughter's benefit to get her excited about gardening.  However, now I'm really glad for the variety.  It's so fun to try all the different types.
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