I planted 6 Roma’s and 6 Beef Stakes and 6 Cherry tomato plants this year, compared to my normal years.. this is a little amount.. but WOW.. despite the drought.. Hottawa Peppers for the WIN! Crazy Amount of tomato’s coming in.. they started about 3 weeks ago.. they are going strong and they still have lots of green to go..
With sizes like these, it takes no time at all to fill my BIG that’s a bowls which hold 42 cups each.. bowl after bowl.. hubby checked weights and figured out we are bringing in 45 to 48 pounds every two days.. that is pretty much a bushel if you were buying them.
Now at the first week of aug, I pruned them up from the bottom by a third and took off all the flowers, forcing the plants to focus on the many, many fruits they already had started..
The 3rd week of aug, I pruned again, even harder and opened up the plants for air and even took off small ones that where in bad locations.. The pruning and the taking of the flowers is certainly paying off! .. a winters supply of different kinds of pasts sauces recipe have been made time after time and are filling the pantry shelves!