Saturday, January 30, 2010

Day 167: Dribs and Drabs

Another decent harvest today. 18 Super Sweet 100s (total of 2.5 oz) and 4 Red Cherry, Large Fruited (total of 2 oz). Also of note, harvested 17 Super Sweet 100s (total of 2.5 oz) on Jan 24 (but couldn't get into the blog page). My devotion to watering has faded, and the tomatoes are getting a little dry. Which is ok, there's not much in the way of flowers left. Here's photos of the Jan 24th harvest and today's.

Jan 24

Jan 30

Super Sweet 100s on the left, Red Cherry, Large Fruited on the right. Both very tasty.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 154: First Fourth

So far the harvest has been 19 Super Sweet 100 tomatoes, weighing in at maybe a total of 2 oz. Today I harvested a whopping 0.75 oz Fourth of July Hybrid tomato. The taste test - it was good. The Mrs. thought the consistency was not great. Honestly it was nothing to write home about. I'll still give it a try in the garden this year, it's not fair to judge it solely on the one basement tomato.

Some photos.

A cornucopia of tiny tomatoes. Fresh from the basement. Hmmm, that doesn't sound too appetizing.

The health inspectors were back, this time they measured the plants. The tallest reached from floor to ceiling, about 250 cm.

The Fourth of July Hybrid. Word is they grow to 4 oz in a sensible garden. They missed that mark by a factor of five-ish.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 147: More tomatoes, yum.

Five more tomatoes consumed. It's getting a little chilly downstairs, was 58 F. I don't think that's doing them any good. There are only a couple new flowers on 1 one of the plants at this point. The Super Sweet 100 is really doing pretty well, far better than the rest.

You can see one of them even split, I've been neglecting them a bit. I didn't detract from the taste any, boy it was yummy. The Mrs. enjoyed them as well. Definitely Super Sweet 100 is going in the outdoor garden in the spring. Total harvest this time, 1 oz, bringing the grand total to 1.5 oz.

The Fourth of July Hybrid is working pretty hard to give us a few tomatoes as well. Not quite ready for the table, but looking redder.

In related news, the tomatoes definitely seem to be winding down. While plans for the spring outdoor gardening seem to be picking up speed. I think once the tomatoes are done (maybe a month from now? Maybe two?) I'll start up a log about what's going on in the outdoor garden. The initial intent of the downstairs garden was to keep the deer away, and so far it has been successful. I have seen some hoofprints on the basement windows, but they've been no bolder than that. In the spring, we'll be using a fence to keep these hellspawned creatures of evil at bay. So anyway, I think I'll continue writing about various gardening exploits here and keeping track of produce production and so on. Probably about Mar 15 the downstairs will transition to seedling starter area full time.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 143: First fruit

Well, that's a little deceptive. The first fruit was eaten on Sunday (Day 140). They all came from the Super Sweet 100 plant.

More fruit will be ready soon. But currently those tomatoes cost about $80 a piece :)