Thursday, August 6, 2009

Finally! First big red tomato!

A better boy and a few more Juliet grape tomatoes.
Catface is still working on turning colors but still isn't there yet. Can't wait to pick that bad boy!

The cucumber beetles are multiplying in number out there, both spotted and striped. I went out and sprayed everything with some peppermint insecticidal soap...hope it helps! I think I will put a yellow bowl of soapy water out there too! Some of the pumpkin vines are getting longer, but still no signs of pumpkins, neither sugar or giant. It isn't looking too hopeful!

But there appears to be many tomatoes and serrano peppers on the way, they are just taking their slow sweet time ripening due to all the rain and cooler weather I am guessing! And onions too! Some started poking out of the ground but they still look small so I covered them...hope I was suppose to do that, never grew onions before!
Some more of the garden work got washed away again! We got about 7-8 inches out here.
There is a bunch of mulch and cardboard scattered in the grass! I am so disappointed! It looked so nice and neat and now it is a mess. But, there are other ppl who have it alot worse with water in their homes, so I feel blessed to not have to deal with that!


  1. Hooray for the big red! My neighbor gave me a Juliet, thinking it was a grape, but it's a Roma other words, a small Roma. She was so disappointed it wasn't sugary sweet like the grape tomatoes she'd eaten, but I'm not too unhappy, as it is so much better than the Roma variety I'd planted and ripped out because it tasted awful and was mealy.

  2. oh my goodness, look at that standing water! Is there anything you can do about it? I'm sorry for all of your hard work.

  3. That big tomato looks so yummy!

    Sorry about the wash out. We just had a big storm come thru here....

  4. The tomato looks beautiful! Sorry you're having so much rain though. =(