This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. But Skippy always stood by me and was a great friend. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps and garden with me. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot and a backyard vegetable garden. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

green tomatoes

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green tomatoes 4 green tomatoes 3

After complaining about Late Blight on my tomatoes plants at my community plot, it seemed a good day to photograph the beautiful green tomatoes on my 8 healthy plants at home.

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They are growing fast. The plants have reached the top of my 5.5 ft supports already. Lots of green tomatoes almost showing signs of color. A few hot days and they'll ripen fast.

tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum)

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7 Comments:

Anonymous Lexa said...

Don't get discouraged. Your home tomatos are looking really great- and that darn rain of your has to stop soon!

July 12, 2009 12:05 AM

 
Blogger SNJGardener said...

I figure the wet June put me back a month. - Dave

July 12, 2009 7:31 AM

 
Blogger Brian said...

Your tomatoes are looking pretty good from the photographs so at least you will get some tomatoes this year.

Home Grown Tomatoes are always the best.

July 12, 2009 8:28 AM

 
Anonymous Dawnie (CT) said...

Tomatoes are looking good Kathy. I looked, the other day, for late blight after reading your blog. Happy to report that I don't see any.
After a rain/hail/wind storm the other day I went out to check on my garden. There were a few tomato plants blown sideways and one that was about 2 ft tall that snapped in half. So, I removed the top half of the tomato plant...will the plant now die, or will it recover?
I, too, have little green tomatoes starting; but not on the plants I started myself. I've got several volunteer plants popping up all throughout the garden; the one sprouting the toms is about 5ft tall and is growing within my beans. I have a few pix on my FaceBook page....http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=82503&id=586131309
Hope you take a look : )

July 12, 2009 10:22 AM

 
Blogger kathy said...

Yes, just a few plants producing well should give us plenty of summer tomatoes. Yummy.

July 12, 2009 10:33 AM

 
Anonymous Lacey said...

What do you do when the tomatoes reach the top of your stakes? Do you just let them keep growing, untethered? Do they flop over? Do you cut them off at the top? I really have no idea, lol.

July 13, 2009 2:47 PM

 
Blogger justice said...

this picture creates greenness and it is very good for our eyes.

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July 14, 2009 7:27 AM

 

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