Yes, my tomatoes are showing!
After reading over at Heavy Petal about how Andrea was helping to quicken the ripening process for her tomatoes, I decided to give the tomato strip tease a try. I removed all the off shoot branches and suckers that I honestly should have gotten to sooner. I also removed most of the canopy leaves that had been sheltering the green tomatoes.
I hadn’t realized there were so many packed in there!
Certainly this has taught me to try to plant more early tomatoes. I will be scouring the catalogues this winter for some early heirloom tomatoes (feel free to educate me, if you have one I just have to have one on my list!) This type of foresight would have come in really handy earlier this year. There is only a month until I officially go on vacation. I’m running out of time, and these bad boys ( and girls) have been teasing me for too long!
There is a little more colour in them since last time I peeked. Indeed, with the leaves gone I noticed that the object of my desire is actually larger than I had first anticipated.
Much larger. This Brandywine is heavy! I’ve got my eye firmly fixed on this one! Notice that my giant hand practically disappears behind it! It’s just that big!