I was looking through some pictures of our tomato plants in August, 2006 when we still lived in Morris. We used to grow some nice looking vines!
Since we moved to the Great Anoka Sand Plain, though, we have been struck with blight every year. It is so bad that mid-July I end up stripping nearly all of the leaves off of the tomato plants each year.
The fruit still comes out okay, but I know we would have a much better crop if we could just get the blight under control. I say this every year, but next year may be the one that we skip the heirloom tomatoes and only plant blight-resistant hybrid varieties.
Our Marvel Striped Tomatoes look quite a bit different than they did the first year we grew them (in 2006). This is kind of interesting, because I actually used seeds from this exact same seed packet.
I was a bit disappointed this year, because I started 5 “San Marzano Roma Tomatoes” from seed. I put three in my garden, and Chris planted two in his. We had a late frost and lost two of them – but I figured that three Roma plants would be enough for canning.
Turns out, they were grape tomatoes and not Roma tomatoes at all! Kind of disappointing. They are good little tomatoes, we were just expecting something different.
Check our our Tomato Varieties Page to see what we’ve grown over the years!