The last 6 days showed a lot of growth. I am mainly going to show pictures, I am just amazed at how far things have gone in the last week. I have 4 tomatoes on 3 different plants, with a ton of blossoms. Out of my 28 tomato plants 16 or 17 have blossoms right now.
These two here are from my Golden King of Siberia plant. The biggest one is maybe an inch and a half right now.
This one here is a Cosmonaut Volkov. Another completely new one to me (though all but a few plants are new to me, so I guess that isn’t saying much).
This last one is Monomahk’s Hat (sp). This isn’t the tallest plant yet, so I was a little surprised to find a mater on it.
I also noticed 3 “megablooms” on 3 different plants. If you aren’t familiar with a megabloom, it is essentially 2 or more fused blossoms that result in a much larger tomato than the plant would normally have. These are what win contests at fairs and competitions. One was on a Pantano Romanesco (looked like 3 blossoms fused together), one was on a Carbon (looked like 2 blossoms) and I think the third one was on the Malakite, but I am not 100% sure. It was very fun to see those on the plants.
The peppers are doing quite well too. I have peppers on 7 of them now, with blossoms on most of the others.
Here is the purple jalapeno again, it probably has another inch until it reaches full size.
Here we have some Early Jalapenos. True to their name they are putting out a decent amount of peppers pretty early.
These are Tam Jalapenos (supposed to be a mild version of jalapeno, perfect for just snacking on).
This last one here is my Big Jim plant. I really wanted multiples of this plant, it tasted so good last year. Starting peppers this year was an experiment, next year I should know what I am doing and should have some actually live.
One last photo showing most of my garden and some of my cages. I hope to finish up rest of them this week. If you look at my previous post there is a lot of from last week Wednesday to today.
Filed under: Minnesota Gardening on July 6th, 2010