Category Archives: harvest

Cracked Tomato

I’ve had a lot of trouble with cracking of my tomato fruits this year.  I suspect it’s related to the unusually rainy weather we’ve been having.  For more about cracking, and many other tomato fruit problems, see this Missouri Botanical Garden webpage. … Continue reading

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Dwarf Tomato ‘Perth Pride’

One of the dwarf tomato varieties that I’m growing in containers this year is called ‘Perth pride’.  It is one of the varieties developed by the dwarf tomato project (a team that includes Craig LeHoullier, author of Epic Tomatoes; see … Continue reading

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Double Tomato

I picked a ‘Polish dwarf’ tomato the other day that looks like two fruits that grew together. It appears that this happens when multiple blossoms fuse together into what is known as a “megabloom”.  It seems that this usually happens … Continue reading

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Monday Morning Harvest

This is what we harvested this morning.  We last picked vegetables Saturday afternoon, so the garden is producing pretty well, as it should be by mid-summer. I grow pole beans on a trellis.  Most of these are large ‘fortex’ beans … Continue reading

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Carrots and Beets

Early this week, with rain and freezing weather predicted, I decided to dig the rest of my carrots and beets.  I got home early to dig them before it got dark, but still ended up digging in the dark, cold, … Continue reading

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More Tomatoes

A quick look at five tomato varieties that are producing fruit in my garden at the moment: I grew the three varieties on the left (‘garden gem’, ‘Corleone’, and ‘garden treasure’) last year and wrote about them in my 2016 … Continue reading

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Two New (to me) Tomato Varieties

This year, I tried planting some new varieties of tomatoes.  Two indeterminate tomatoes that I tried are ‘Anna Russian’ and ‘Cherokee Green’.  They have been producing fruit for a few weeks now. ‘Anna Russian’ produces medium-large, heart-shaped, pink (red flesh … Continue reading

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Fortex Beans

We picked the first of the ‘fortex’ pole beans on Saturday.  This was my first time to try these beans and I didn’t expect them to be so large; the longest was about 10.5 inches (26.7 cm) long! We ate … Continue reading

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Radishes

I picked some radishes today in the rain.  I picked some last week too to thin the plants and make space, but those radishes were only about half this size. You can see that the seed leaves (the heart-shaped leaves close to the root) … Continue reading

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Update to 2016 Tomato Report

This fall, after I wrote the 2016 Tomato Report post, a disease that I suspect is a form of blight infected all my tomato plants.  This disease shows up every year.  It starts on leaves at the bottom of the plants and … Continue reading

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