Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Heirlooms Tomatoes...

...so far...so good.  When I planted my heirloom tomatoes at the beginning of May, I wasn't sure if it was too late in the season for them to do well.  I just bit the bullet, put them in the ground, said a little prayer and waited.  Well, actually I've done more than that...I've *babied* these suckers!  I've fertilized them, I've pruned them, I've caged them, I've staked them, I've sprayed them regularly with BT worm killer, I've talked to them...you get the picture :)  Well, it's obviously paid off because they are doing SO well!  Check these out...

The next three photographs are my Rutger's Red.

And these are my Hillbilly Potato Leaf

See...the leaves do like like a potato leaf!


These next two are Kellogg Breakfast Beefsteak

And these two are Speckled Roma

Anyway, I'm very pleased with the progress of my heirlooms so far.  But like they tell you about stocks in the market, "Past performance is no indicator of future results."  It's up to me to remain vigilant in caring for these finicky plants.  But so far, I'm very hopeful :)


  1. These tomatos are looking great. I notice you use the really big tomato cages. Another must on my TO DO list.

  2. Hi Cathy!

    I *love* the big tomato cages. They do a great job supporting large tomato plants. You can buy them online at http://tomatocage.com