Garden Updates August 2010: Tomatoes & Peppers
The summer gardening season definitely started out slow. It took forever for the tomato, pepper, and melon plants to get going. All my watermelon died this year but i will give them another go next year.
Here are some pics of my tomatoes and peppers on the plant.
The first pic is of a giant Cherokee Green that is about to ripen. From what I have read, the fruit has a yellow tinge when it is ripe. I can’t wait to try this tomato.
Next to it is a picture of the bottom of my cherokee purple tomato plant. What a productive plant. I think this may beat out my marvel stripe for productivity. This is just the bottom foot of the plant and there are approx. 20 fruits just in the 1 foot.
Below, there is a marvel stripe. This plant is not only productive but the fruit are HUGE.
Here is a jalapeno pepper. Can’t wait to make some salsa.
I also have some cherry tomato plants that are pumping out pints of tomatoes a day…just picked about 3 pints today. They are delicious but we cannot keep up. Tomorrow, hubby is bringing a bunch of tomatoes into work.