5 Sep 2016

VIRGINIA SWEETS TOMATO

Posted by JW

FIRST TIME GROWING VIRGINIA SWEETS TOMATO

Could not have picked a worst year to try some new tomato varieties.  Mother Nature is not supplying enough water neither is our well.  We have had to select what gets watered and what does not, Virginia Sweets got high on the list.  So far we have only eaten one and it was absolutely delicious nice and sweet but tomato tasting.  We have the one in the photos ready to consume and we will this evening, will add a photo of it sliced up for consumption.  Started out with 18 tomato plants, some critter ate 6 of them and somehow without a lot of water 5 are still surviving. one of them is the Virginia Sweets. Looks like we are not going to get much if any rain. Garden chores for this week will include watering the tomato plants and other selected choices.

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I AM DELICIOUS All cut up on the cutting Board.

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5 inches in diameter.

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I am delicious.

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So heavy I fell off the vine.

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MORE COMING in a few days.

 

We are seeing the effects of the dry hot weather. Some trees and shrubs are shutting down others just are not doing well.  Was not able to do a lot of work in the gardens this summer. Now that I am able too late for some of the plants. Lots of clean up and adding mulch, compost, new beds.

That’s it for this post. Time to work in the gardens.  See you next time.

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One Response to “VIRGINIA SWEETS TOMATO”

  1. This has been a really dry summer hasn’t it, John? I tried something new this summer and sunk a water bottle with holes in the caps next to each plant. That way I only had to fill the water bottles, and it seems to have worked well. We had six tomato plants and they produced to the point that my freezer is full and I’ve given bags away. I sure hope we get up one of these mornings, and it is dark and raining real hard. Enjoy your tomatoes.

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    Judy@NewEnglandGardenAndThread

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