Tomato growers in Seattle have been rejoicing as the cool, wet summer finally turned sunny in September. We have now had quite a few weeks of warm, daily sun to help all those slow-ripening fruits and veggies along.
Out for a walk the other day, I was totally blown away by this parking strip tomato patch. Not too many plants, but boy are they producing!
The gardener has opted for stakes and twine over cages. Not sure which method is more labor-intensive, but stakes are probably cheaper. Watering method seems to be a soaker hose, and the soil is fairly average-looking but has probably been amended at least somewhat, to produce such healthy-looking plants. These Romas were really looking tasty.
These smaller, globe-shaped ones were the furthest along in terms of ripeness.
I hope the rain holds off for a little longer so all those big fat juicy ones get ripe.
This street garden is also less than a block away from an elementary school, so I’m impressed that the tomatoes haven’t been pilfered to be used as missiles!