User avatar
hendi_alex
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 3567
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:58 am
Location: Central Sand Hills South Carolina

Re: 2014 Lift off!

That is always my most exciting gardening game, shooting for very early tomatoes. In the best years we start to harvest a few before the end of May. Most folks around here are lucky to get ripe tomatoes before early July.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
Alex

User avatar
gixxerific
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 5889
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:42 pm
Location: Wentzville, MO (Just West oF St. Louis) Zone 5B

Re: 2014 Lift off!

I feel ya Alex I have always been the first on the block with tomato's, even when I didn't know what I was doing. People say we are nuts, but is eating fresh tomato's even before May nuts I ask you? :lol: This year I am a little behind since it has been so cold, but like I said I have a small offering of super earlies. I think a late Jan drop.

This is Sleeping Lady, that big bloom in back right I believe is a mega bloom.

Image

User avatar
hendi_alex
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 3567
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:58 am
Location: Central Sand Hills South Carolina

Re: 2014 Lift off!

First fruit has set on a few grape and plum plants. Here are a couple of photos. Largest fruit is about the size of a dime or penny. Looks like ripening date will be near the end of April.

Image

Image
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
Alex

User avatar
gixxerific
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 5889
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:42 pm
Location: Wentzville, MO (Just West oF St. Louis) Zone 5B

Re: 2014 Lift off!

Looking awesome.

User avatar
hendi_alex
Super Green Thumb
Posts: 3567
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2008 11:58 am
Location: Central Sand Hills South Carolina

Re: 2014 Lift off!

Plants are a little taller, less bushy, more delicate than a typical year. They have been grown inside or in the greenhouse to much with too little time spent outside directly in the elements. Still big and healthy, hopefully getting ready to make a big crop. This cold unsettled winter has definitely held back our gardening activity.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.
Alex

Return to “Tomato Garden Progress + Photos & Videos”