Tuesday, June 19
I was so focused on deciding on what variety of tomato I wanted to grow I completely forgot all I've learned about tomatoes. It wasn't until they were in the ground that I remembered about determinate and indeterminate varieties. Remember when I posted about this? I also completely forgot to put my plants in at an angle to encourage a stronger stalk. It has been a long time since I've planted a tomato. 4 years?
This year I planted 3 tomatoes. It was so hard to decide. Here are the details:
Dona Salad Tomato - I really wanted to try growing a tomato that was a non-cherry variety. However, I didn't want a beef stake. Seems to me with our typical Pacific NW weather beefstakes have a hard time ripening. The Dona sounded perfect - this French market hybrid is not to be missed. Red juicy and medium sized. Great for sandwiches and salads. Semi-indeterminate. So excited!
Sugar Lump - I'll admit it, the name of this one pretty much sold me over. It is a red heirloom cherry tomato; indeterminate. Very sweet with productive vines.
Sungold - At the last minute I decided I must have one of these reliable producers. Remember my monster plant that took over the raised bed? I planted this one in a giant pot and put it at our front door. This summer you'll be greeted with a sungold with you come to visit.
Did you plant tomatoes this year? Which ones?