Tomato Update

I’m getting a little lazy in my blog updates. I figured I will try and get back into the swing of things with an update on the tomatoes. This past weekend I picked, and promptly eat, the first two tomatoes of the 2012 growing season. The first to ripen were the Super Sweet 100s. I have to say, they were very tasty. Not sure if that is because they are truly better than the plain Sweet 100s from last year or if they were good simply because they we the first tomatoes that have been consumed within one minute of being picked at the peak of ripeness. Hmm, isn’t that someone’s slogan? Maybe I should change that before getting sued.

Along with the good also comes some bad. Disease and pests are never far from the garden. First up is the visit from our dear friend the Tomato Hornworm. Making its first appearance in the garden this season is the Blossom End Rot on the first ripening Brandywine.

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First two tomatoes of the season

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Up and coming Super Sweet 100 tomatoes

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Tomato Horn Worm – Colorized using ColorBlast

My wife recently was playing with some photo enhancing apps on the iPhone and used ColorBlast! on the above photo of the Hornworm.  I thought it added a nice touch to the evil vermin.

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First Brandywine Heirloom tomato starting to turn

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First sign of Blossom End Rot

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