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Tomato Update

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The tomato garden at four weeks. Still only a few green tomatoes, but plants are looking healthy.

I have to assume that the volunteer plant that sprouted is a Sweet 100. That’s the only cherry tomato I planted last year.




Mystery Volunteer Tomato

Early Girl Tomato Central Texas Austin

Early Girl

Volunteer Cherry Tomato

Volunteer Cherry Tomato -- Sweet 100?

2012 Tomatoes In

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Got the 2012 tomatoes into the garden today. Varieties planted, from south to north: Sun Gold, White Currant (from seed), Early Girl, volunteer, Lemon Boy, Aunt Ginny’s Purple (from seed), Mortgage Lifter. The only new variety this year is Mortgage Lifter. We also have an unplanned volunteer, doing quite well with some baby fruits already setting on it. Will be fun to try and guess the variety.

Amended the soil with two bags of revitalizer compost, 8 lb dolomite, just less than 3 lb of garden tone organic fertilizer.

Tomato Seeds Planted

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Planted some tomato seeds for spring in 4″ containers: Aunt Ginny’s Purple, White Currant, Mortgage Lifter and White Cherry. Can’t find Aunt Ginny’s Purple or White Currant in the nurseries and they have been favorites in seasons past, so wanted to get those seeds started. Will round out the other varieties with nursery plants.

Orange Oxheart Tomato

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011

Found this on the ground in the garden this morning. The one and only fruit from the Orange Oxheart plant. Some critter ripped it off the plant before I could get to it :(

Probably will not plant this variety again. Plant is large and healthy, but has only produced one fruit!

Orange Oxheart Tomato Austin Central Texas

Orange Oxheart

Orange Oxheart Tomato Austin Central Texas

Orange Oxheart Destruction

Black Prince Tomatoes

Saturday, July 2nd, 2011
Black Prince Tomatoes Austin Central Texas

Black Prince Tomatoes

First time growing Black Prince. Pretty steady producer, but fruits are on the small side–around 3oz on average.