August 5 double harvest

Another busy harvest time at the main garden.These were picked this weekend and will need couple of days to finish ripening on some. Looks like tomatoes are just about peaking on the quantity and will probably slow down in a week or so.
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I sorted some in groups - bi-color, black/purple made two piles, sauce and smaller type like Black Prince.
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Then there was second harvest from the Community Garden - these I weighted since I did grow them, but they will be given away on Tuesday as they're closed on the weekend. I will have to substitute some that are cracked and probably won't keep long (ignore the mess around as it's on my porch).
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Then I picked few herbs for cooking sauces and braided onions for storage.
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30 comments:

  1. That's a lot of tomatoes! You're catching up fast, I'm only three pounds ahead of you now. :-)

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    1. Nah, knowing how your harvest come in hot and heavy each week I doubt that I can catch up with you :) But I love that all tomatoes come in at the same time - I already made 12 pints of sauce and now have another large pot simmering

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  2. Jenny that is amazing. How many tomato plants do you have?

    Lisa

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    1. About 70 were planted, 20 destroyed by deer, another dozen by neighbor so I have about 45 that are still intact. Some are not producing at all. Some have 2-3 tomatoes total on them (like the Striped German). Cherokee Purple is the heaviest producer, Morgage Lifter and Rutgers are next in number of tomatoes on each plant.

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    2. oh another 25 plants in Community Garden with 4 of them are cherry type.

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  3. Jenny that tomato total is amazing. What have you done with all of them?

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    1. So far I have 15 pints and 2 half-pints of tomato sauce made for winter. I need to double it to get through winter. Afterwards will be 6 jars of salsa.

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    2. Flop those numbers and thats what I was hoping for. lol I just hate any salsa bought from the store but I'm not as picky about spaghetti sauce. I really hope the tomatoes keep going here for at least two more months. My San Marzano's haven't really done anything yet! Full of tomatoes that are taking forever to ripen.

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  4. You sure grow a lot of tomatoes and is that a butternut squash I see?? You are one busy lady! Nancy

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    1. yes, that's one of the butternut squash I picked. Someone has been "helping" me pick things and 4 already walked away so I wanted to take at least 1 home.

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  5. Love that tomato harvest! Looks like you are getting plenty to keep you through the year!

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    1. Thank you, I hope to have 30 jars of sauce for winter.

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  6. Wow, that is a lot of tomatoes - you're keeping that scale busy! I do know the feeling. We've been processing them like crazy here. But it's nice to be filling up the freezer and pantry!

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    1. That scale is making me happy and all that canning will make my hubby happy come winter time when he wants his pasta :) My freezer is all filled with greens so no more freezing for now.

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  7. All those tomatoes and a butternut squash, wonderful! For us, it's now a race between ripening and avoiding Late Blight...

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    1. I've heard some of the farmers here complaining that they got blight but I haven't seen any on my plants so far. Let's hope it won't happen.

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  8. That is quite a pile of tomatoes and such a variety.

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  9. I need to join everyone else and sing the praises of your monstrous tomato haul! Wow!

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    1. Thank you, I love large haul as it lets me do all canning at once.

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  10. Wow that is some week of harvesting.

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    1. Thank you, I hope to have simmilar one next week at least to reach my goals.

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  11. What a beautiful collection of heirlooms!

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  12. Your heirlooms are gorgeous! How many tomato vines do you have?

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    1. if you scroll up to second comment you'll see the answer :)

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  13. Look at all those tomatoes! Feeling a pang of envy. No, I will choose to feel happy for you. Congratulations. That's a great harvest.

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    1. thank you, and don't feel envy - I share with many people :)

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  14. Oh. My. What a fabulous batch of tomatoes! Just fabulous!

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    1. thank you, I love this time of the year!

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