Checking on the Tomato Patch
Here’s me and my little gardening helper. We were checking out the size of the Yellow Brandywine Tomatoes, which are almost taller then my nephew. The heat has been quite warm lately, hence me and the little guy figured we’d show off our Muscles. He’s quite a strong kid !
The Yellow Stuffer Tomatoes are doing very well. This particular plant was placed in the ground on May 24th. These tomatoes are growing a hollow portion in each of the lobes, much like peppers are hollow. Many recipes which use this variety recommend stuffing the hollow cavity with meats, cheeses and other veggies. I can’t wait to try it out.
The Amish paste tomatoes are setting some very healthy sized paste tomatoes. When I ordered the seeds, I expected this plant to grow tomatoes about twice the thickness of my thumb, and here this green sample is more then four times my thumb. My Amish neighbors always seem to look at me odd when I tell them I’m growing tomatoes named after their devotion. Maybe I can talk them into growing them in the future, and judging by the size that shouldn’t be a hard task.
Finally here is my new early summer favorite, Red Alert. This is the only type of Tomato in my garden of the Determinate variety. Determinate tomatoes will set fruit once, and then be done for the season. Indeterminate will set fruit and continue to do so until the frost kills them. I am quite happy with the speed at which these tomatoes are growing and rippening. They are plum sized, but will do wonders for my salads from here on, holding me over till the flood of other types kicks in.