So it's July in San Francisco- one of the most consistently warm Julys in a while. This is good- It means the tomatoes are growing, ripening and should be nice and tasty. It also means the fungal issues that plague tomatoes in this city are only a little horrific- instead of nightmarish. It also means … Continue reading July’s Continuing tomato mis-adventures
The tomatoes this year are really turning out to have been a good investment in time. The first tomato- the wildly early one- was rather unwisely put in a large pot. I have found that while potted tomatoes bear fine- they tend to be extra buggy and nasty. The Petaluma hill purple is no exception- … Continue reading Tomato pre-triumphs- or the only reason I’m not cursing the heatwave
So the tomato thicket consisting of Julia and Spike needed a little TLC. It's been very very hot the last few days, and they've been growing their little tomato hearts out. Julia seems to be trying to escape the bed, while Spike... Spike is an untamable eldritch horror that will consume all. lucky for me … Continue reading Tomato thicket update
Was gonna title this April showers, but this wasn't an April shower, it was an April Deluge. Yesterday we had scattered showers, so I didn't take in anything or cover anything I just shrugged and took the day off. But today, the heavens opened. Which is kind of a problem for the newly potted tomato. … Continue reading April downpours aka what’s next? Locusts?
So my initial way-too-early tomato, little miss Petaluma Hill Purple is... way too big for her pot. Remember this was the first one I got, in late February when we got a ton of early tomatoes and I thought, oh what the heck. So I got it in a 4 inch container, re-potted it into … Continue reading Tomato time, whether I like it or not!