My tomatoes are doing pretty well this year. I’ve been eating the Sungold tomatoes daily (my favorites).
These green pear shaped tomato I’m really not sure what to do with. All these tomatoes were given to me by a friend and I lost the names of the varieties somehow.
I am going to pick this tomato and see if it is ripe and if it is not, I’ll fry it.
There are a lot of them to experiment with, so I can try and figure out if it is supposed to stay green.
These are Indigo Rose Tomatoes. I love the color. I thought it was ripe and ate one and wow was it unripe. It was awful. They turn so dark purple that they look black and I thought that meant it was ripe. Wrong!
It was super green inside even though the skin was deep purple. Now I am waiting to see if the bottoms of the tomatoes to turn color too. The bottoms of the tomatoes are still green.
The deer have been munching the tops off the tomatoes and ate all the greens off the beets.
This is one of the Sungold tomatoes. It is very productive and has bright orange fruit. Every morning I go outside and eat the ripe ones. They are so good they never make it into the house.
That’s OK though because I think eating live food is best for you. Plus they’re just really delicious that fresh.
After the deer munched the tops off the plants the tomatoes really took off so I guess that was a good thing after all.
This year I also tried Golden Amaranth grain. It is almost 5ft tall and has large flowers that will (hopefully) turn into giant seed heads. They’re really pretty too. The deer also like them.
I think it’s pretty successful so far. Here the plant is in full flower. We have not had any rain this season. It’s been very hot and very dry.
I try to water at least once a day but my energy levels are still very low. I am starting to feel better but it is still very slow going.
My corn is not doing well. The zucchini and squash are not producing either. I got exactly one small zucchini and that was all. Usually you see bunches of flowers and suddenly almost overnight, you have a lot of zucchini growing.
I don’t know if it is the extreme heat or the drought conditions, I water them at the same time as the rest of the vegetables but they’re just not growing.
It was so warm this year I thought the corn would do better. Even the beans that are growing up the corn stalks are not producing. They flowered and did not produce beans.
Now these sweet potatoes seem to be doing vey well. I have never grown them before and I didn’t think it was possible for them to grow at all in the northern part of Montana, but, here they are. I don’t know if they are producing roots yet, but they are sure growing.
Some of the vines are over 4ft tall. I don’t know if I am supposed to, but I lay them on the ground and cover them with compost.
Don’t be afraid to try new things. You never know until you try and it could work out great. You just never know until you try.