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First Tomatoes 2008

Originally uploaded by Lorika13.

A Black Prince, a coupla Sungold Cherries and a supposed Isis Candy Cherry. I say supposed, because it is kinda too big and the wrong shape and color. Perhaps a mystery seed got in the pack?

My tomatoes are kinda disappointing so far this year. They are late and they are not plentiful. Hopefully, the late summer and fall will cooperate and be warmer than usual so I can get a decent harvest! I just gotta get them in the ground earlier next year! Mark my words, I'm gonna plant them even if it is cold and rainy.

How are your 'maters doing? Any new ones you'd recommend?

August 8, 2008 | Permalink


Yup, too cold this year. I had a bad case of wilt in my tomatoes, so not very plentiful either. I would recommend growing a yellow pear tomato. They are incredibly tasty, disease resistant and did very well for me last season. Wish I had planted some this year too :-(

Posted by: Lucky at Aug 11, 2008 7:04:36 PM

Thanks Lucky. I grew Yellow pears last year, and while they were plentiful and went late, we just didn't like them very much, oh well.

Next year I just gotta get 'em out there sooner no matter what!

Posted by: Lorika at Aug 12, 2008 3:50:46 PM

I live in one of the most Fertile parts of Indiana, and even MY tomatoes are not doing well. I have 12 vines in, 4 early girl, 4 beefsteak and 4 better boy. I am laden with green tomatoes the size of my fist. They are not ripening. I am also loathe to bag ripen them, as thats just not a good way to treat a proper home grown tomato.

Posted by: Kelly Caudill at Aug 17, 2008 11:54:29 AM

Well, hang in there Kelly - you're bound to get some soon!

Also, to hurry them along, you can prune off any blossoms that don't have a chance to make it to tomatoes before the frost. It's supposed to divert the energy back to the ripening of existing fruit.

Posted by: Lorika at Aug 18, 2008 1:02:17 PM

Thats interesting i didn't know you could prune off the blossoms i'm gonna try that.

Posted by: Brandon at Jan 12, 2009 3:12:48 PM