Thursday, August 27, 2009

Harvest Big Time

Time for some eye candy ..... you're probably tired of my comments about what a fabulous tomato growing year we've had here on the West Coast, but heh - how often do I get to do this :-)

Anyhoo, some harvest picsAdd Image
The colander of red tomatoes are Kimberly - which were slow roasted in a 225 F degree oven for 3 1/2 hours - and now stored in freezer; they should keep up to 6 months (but I doubt they will last that long)

Monday, August 17, 2009

First Big Slicer

Well, here is Crnkovic Gold, I guess these fruits would be F3 and saved seed F4 - received seed of F2 in 2004 and grow out of F2 seed resulted in both a pink and a gold from a bi-colour - another grow out provided a white. While this tomato can't compete with the biggies like Cherokee Purple for taste, I love the colour, the plant is healthy and prolific and the fruits are juicy, creamy on the sweet side - and perfect for a tomato sandwhich (on white bread with mayo) ..... a nice light snack :-)

Friday, August 7, 2009


Not a tomato, but couldn't resist - made it through our extreme winter and came back better than ever ......

Tomato Plants Mid August

And a pic of some of my plants providing the bounty, staying remarkable healthy thanks to the dry hot weather ....... one plant showing a wee bit of something??
All plants grown in 5 gallons containers, and all have received a very dilute feed of Schultz 10-15-10 with each watering - which during the hot weather has been daily - started out with 1 quart per plant and upped to 2 quarts with our record breaking temperatures - last Wendesday was 34.4 C !! hottest day ever recorded in Vancouver BC

The Harvest Begins

What a fabulous year for tomatoes - thought I'd post a pic of my first harvest ..... from 1 o'clock:
2 Ben Gantz
1 Sylvan Gaume
2 Galina x Grub's Mystery Green
2 Kimberly
1 Psamathe
1 Crnkovic Gold