tomatoes, finally!

This is the extend of the tomatoes I’ve harvested so far.  I managed to get to the big one (early girl) before the birds, and there are a few dozen more on that plant still, so I’ll be racing the birds for those too.  This time last year I had literally bowls of tomatoes, so I’m disappointed with my plants this year.  I have 2 plants still with no tomatoes on them.  What’s up with that?  On the bright side, this is my first green zebra tomato to pick, and I really like that variety.  They are very tasty, and I love that the birds can’t tell they are ripe because they are green.  Dumb birds.  Maybe next year I’ll fill my garden with green variety tomatoes.

 

Here’s an update on how my tomato plants are doing as well.  Lots of growth – they are getting huge, just not lots of tomatoes.  They are also turning yellow from the bottom up – not looking all that healthy. 

Today I went on the hunt for compost tea so I can make a batch of Garrett Juice for them, but Home Depot and the other local garden store didn’t have it, and the lady working at Home Depot looked at me like I was speaking Greek when I asked her about it.  Sigh.  Tomorrow I’ll try the organic gardening center Green Mama’s – I’m sure they will have compost tea and lots of other fabulous things too.

2 Comments »

  1. Margaret said

    Congrats on your crop so far! The early heat is causing the decrease in tomatoes this year. Tomatoes will not bloom much if it is too hot. Just keep feeding them and watering them and this fall they will be great! Do you prune back for the fall?

    Marshalls grain store on Lancaster has the compost tea and they sale the Garrett juice premade. Of course it is cheapier to make it yourself!

    I picked 4 cherry tomatoes today!

    • Thanks Margaret! Yes, I plan to prune the tomatoes back for fall, and am hoping I’ll make up for the small spring crop then! I’ll have to check Marshall’s for the compost tea – thanks for the tip!

      Congrats on your tomatoes as well 🙂

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