Jo Ann Henderson wrote:
This is beautiful, Karen.. You have an abundance of tomatoes like that already?!
So far, I've only got golf ball sized tomatoes on a couple plants and only blossoms on others. But the hot weather the past week has caused those plants to bolt and really show some promise. Maybe by August!
I wish Jo Ann...the small gold Sungold Cherry are mine and one or two of the big ones. The rest I got at the Farmer's Market. The grower starts them early in tunnels, then remove the tunnel when the weather warms up. I don't have that luxury. They were great tasting however and flew off the salt block fast. The salt that it gives the food is just right.
My tomatoes are plentiful on the vine right now, I've had Lemon Boy (a pretty yellow) Celebrity, and one or two others. My San Marzano, have actually cooked on the vine, not sure what is up with that as none of the others have that problem. Guess the San Marzano don't like 116°, even though we put shade cloth up. I picked the cooked ones yesterday and threw them into a chili I made. This morning the rest went into a baby zucchini medley with leeks, white wine and Herbs de Provence. Nothing goes to waste from my garden. It is expensive anymore to keep a veggie garden!
Thanks to high water bills, organic fertilizer and labor! However, I will not give it up...nothing like your very own stuff.