Yep, that’s right — I’ve got tomatoes growing! Despite my initial plan to rip out my non-producing plants late in the summer, I am a softie. On the advice of a gardener friend, I just kept watering them, thinking they might spring back to life in the fall, once overnight temps cooled off. And they did! Finally, all of those blossoms are turning into little green tomato buds. Hooray!
Since it will be getting into the 80s and occasionally 90s here for a while, I think I have a good shot at getting some nice, ripe tomatoes out of those babies. I’ll cross my fingers that a least a few of the Cherokee Purples make it.
Of course, at the same time, I found a healthy crop of tomato hornworms invading my plants, but at least they had just gotten to the leaves. I picked them off and sprayed with Bt, which hopefully should keep them at bay.
The Sun Gold plant has never really quit — it just slowed down during the really hot part of August, and all of a sudden it is back, baby.
I picked all of those beauties this weekend, and there are still tons of ripening tomatoes on the plant.
Tomatoes in October! In Texas! I am a happy camper. Just think of all the fun summer/fall hybrid dishes I’ll be able to cook up!