Another Day.. Another Tomato…

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.. ย  The pruning and the taking of the flowers is certainly paying off! ..ย  a winters supply of different kinds of pasts sauces recipe have been made time after time and are filling the pantry shelves!

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4 Responses to Another Day.. Another Tomato…

  1. Silver says:

    Gosh, that tomato is a beast! ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. valbjerke says:

    ๐Ÿ˜‚ so itโ€™s not just me with the tomato fixation! Yep salsa, sauce, crushed….

  3. bluestempond says:

    Gorgeous tomatoes! I feel grateful to the plants for giving so much in return for scant attention in my own garden.

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