Sunday, December 27, 2009

Day 133: Red, we have red! Well, yellow at least.

Well, finally we have some tomatoes turning yellow. After 4 days without water, even (was out of town). Heh, maybe that's the secret. At any rate, finally have some produce. take a look!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Day 125: Heavy Pruning, Lots of Growth

Still waiting on ripe tomatoes. The biggest tomato was heavy enough to bend the stem it was on. Actually, it's a cluster of three tomatoes, the biggest about the size of a golf ball.

The tallest vine has reached the ceiling (Super Sweet 100s). They seem to want to keep growing up past the lights.

I did a thorough watering and a moderately heavy pruning - maybe all this extra growth is taking energy away from making big ripe tomatoes.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Day 115: Tomatoes apparently grow slow when they have insufficient light

The tomatoes overall look pretty good, although at this point they have reached their maximum height and are brushing up against the lights. I've done my best to lop off the tops, which was hard to do, since the had buds on them. I feel like I wasting tomatoes. Anyway, the Super Sweet 100 has brown on one set of leaves, but looks decent overall. Loads of tomatoes, I'll have to do a count soon. Some of the leaves are brown and crackly at the tips. I've been watering fairly frequently, on the assumption the good drainage won't let me overwater. Every other day or so. I've done some pretty hardcore pruning near the bottom of the plants and on any branches that don't look so hot. I've had a few branches snap recently, which doesn't seem to kill even that branch, but I do need to tie them up.

Anyway, here are some picture of the tomatoes, with a penny for comparison.

This branch is hanging down pretty precipitously. I'm predicting I will be kicking myself for not supporting it when it snaps off, probably soon. Super Sweet 100s.

More Siper Sweet 100s. These guys are growing incredibly slowly. But they look good, so I won't complain.

Red Cherry, Large Fruited. These guys seemed to start slower than the Super Sweet 100s, but they after bulking up faster.

Fourth of July Hybrid. The biggest tomatoes so far, but a far cry from their purported full-grown size of 4".

How long until I savor a tomato from my basement?