Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Favorite Site - Tomatoes by the window

Just a sneak peek of what's to come! The yellow tomatoes are Yellow Taxi a determinate variety that are almost done.

Mortgage Lifters live up to name

Here it is in June and I have 9 tomatoes on my single mortgage lifter plant (and a few more dime size coming along). The biggest of these is already almost 5" in diameter. They are still all green but some of my other large tomatoes are turning red now.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

My early Yellow Taxi tomatoes - too short?

In response to Cindy and my early tomatoes - some are healthy and bushy but this one is the one that concerns me. These are my yellow taxis. One is bigger and has a ton of fruit the other pretty small still. This smaller one is the one I did pick off the fruit. It is still only about 14 inches high. Compared to the other Yellow Taxi which is probably 3 foot high although a bit droopy and has 11 tomatoes on it. I picked on of those tomatoes still green but large and it appears to be ripening up on my windowsill.

Cucumbers and some tomatoes have arrived

The rains in Atlanta and not too hot temps seem to be ripening the garden much faster this year than before. I have both English and Finger cucumbers and all but one of my 10 varieties of tomato plants has tomatoes on it - several have already produced ripe fruit.