Neighbours talking over the garden gate has long been a tradition. They share gardening tips, complain about the weather and pests yet are ever eager to discuss their gardens. That is what I had in mind when creating this blog. So stop by my garden gate to find out the latest happenings in my garden.

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome
"All my life through, the new sights of Nature made me rejoice like a child." ~ Madame Marie Curie"

Monday, August 09, 2010

First Ripe Brandywine Tomato of 2010

first ripe brandywine tomato of 2010
First Ripe Brandywine Tomato
August 8, 2010

I am so excited!  I picked the first ripe brandywine tomato of 2010 yesterday.  We have had an extended hot spell so the tomatoes are not ripening as quick as they normally would.  Brandywine is a lovely heirloom tomato.  The tomatoes are a good size with a firm, pinkish red flesh and nice tomato flavour.  The vines are in raised beds and looking quite healthy.  The only problem I have notices is something has been clean cutting a few of the stems.  It's rather odd because the stem looks like it has be cut with scissors.  I suspect the tomato hornworm but have seen no tell tale signs of them.  Over the next few days I will be checking the garden at various times of the day to find out what is doing the damage.  It could be that the problem has already resolved itself since the damage is quite minimal and appears to be old. 

Happy Gardening!

Garden Gnome


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