DC Tomato Crop Check – Ripe?

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Rolling with the WashPost article on the area’s tomato crop, I went and checked on my backyard garden this morning.

The verdict: I got great gobs of green tomatoes popping out, but not a ripe one in sight.

I do have crazy big basil from all the rain, but no ripe love apples to go with it.

What’s your tomato situation?

Married, mortgaged, and soon to be a father, Wayan Vota is in the fast lane to mid-life respectability – until the day his brood finds his intimate journal of global traveling and curses him with the ever-eternal reply “I’m gonna be just like you, Dad!”

7 thoughts on “DC Tomato Crop Check – Ripe?

  1. I also have many green tomatoes. I am anxiously awaiting for them to ripen. In the meantime, I am enjoying my favorite variety of little sungold tomatoes! They are so sweet and delicious! They will hold me over till the green tomatoes ripen. By the way, there are some interesting recipes for green tomatoes as well, so if you get impatient, you can also enjoy those.

    Besides the tomatoes, I have a lot of cucumbers, collard greens, a few thai eggplants, basil (really enjoy the pesto), hot peppers, carrots and onions. The corn is tall and the cobs are just starting.

    The squash and watermelon will take some more time. Overall, a wonderful harvest! I’m grateful for the rain and sun! Luckily most of the animals and insects are not devouring everything, at least not yet…Here’s to a great harvest for all the gardeners out there!

  2. I harvested the first ripe tomato last weekend. I’ve got a bunch of others just starting to turn from green to a slight orangish-red, so it looks like I might be overflowing with the red orbs, soon.

  3. We barely even have tomatoes on the plants – just tiny little tear drops and lots of blooms. The peppers aren’t very big or plentiful yet, either. On the other hand, we have lots of green beans, zucchini, squash and cucumbers.

  4. I had my first ripe tomato on June 13th. Awesome. I’ve had a handful since then, but now I should be harvesting by the bushel. Still all green. And deer tracks too. Something’s eating my plants! I’m not as optimistic about the season any more after my early one or two…

    Lorton, VA