Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Tomatoes Take Two



 We finally got some new tomatoes in the vegetable garden last week.  Considering that's it is actually September, it isn't looking too bad.  The purslane planted in the cinder block cells are awesome.  Definitely something we're going to repeat again next year.



 Since we had being keeping the plants with our potted houseplants on the shaded deck we were concerned that the full sun of the vegetable garden would turn them into toast.  Fortunately, Tucker cobbled together this burlap shade clothe shade structure using the tomato cages.  It has totally worked and we have had no sun scald.  Take special note of the festive florescent zip ties that are holding the whole thing together. 


 We had a bunch of rain and some cooler temperatures that resulted in one of the tomatoes that we saved (the Sugary) to start flowering and producing again.  I'm pretty excited since my tomatoes have never managed to make it through a whole summer here in Texas.  We won't talk about the Porter that was also saved.  Let's just say that it's on life support and it's pretty touch and go.


4 comments:

  1. You may be very surprised. If your tomato plants make it through this heat wave, you may get a lot more tomatoes out of them!

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    1. It's looking like one of the plants is going to continue to be a very high yielding tomato plant. It's second batch of fruits is starting to turn red and there is more flowers and green fruits. Luckily it was one of my favorites.

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  2. Mine are starting to produce again, too. Usually my grape tomatoes (mexican midget) live through anything--except this year. I love the colorful zip ties!

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    1. I have never grown Mexican Midget before, but it looks like a fun little tomato (really little). I may have to try it.

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