Mad about tomatoes

We think the amount of spring rain we’ve had in New Hampshire has helped, not hurt our tomato plants. It may be the rain but maybe something to do with the variety we chose or it may have something to do with the new location where they receive at least 6 hours of direct sun. I planted the tomatoes right in the middle of a new hot and dry rock garden and the two plants seem to be thriving.

'Celebrity' tomato plant 2019

The variety that mister gardener selected this year is the hybrid Celebrity and we are super excited about the performance so far. We have counted over 20 tomatoes on the biggest plant. Of course, the tomatoes are still green and the majority of the fruit is quite small.

tomato 2019

Celebrity is a good medium-size slicing tomato, great for salads, sandwiches, cooking, caning, or just a salsa snack. It’s categorized as a determinate tomato plant but the nursery said it can grow larger as an semi-indeterminate. We will find out in a few weeks if the advice we were given is accurate.

Celebrity Tomato 2019

Meanwhile we’re counting more tomatoes each day… a very good thing.

6 thoughts on “Mad about tomatoes

    • We’ve gotten so much rain that I am paranoid about tomato diseases. I’m out there twice a day checking the plants. If they do succumb to a fungus, we’ll always have the Farmers’ Market as a backup.

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  1. Well, tomatoes do happen to like warmth, particularly sustained warmth (when the nights stay somewhat warm). Celebrity does well for us too, even without the serious warmth. It rarely gets over a hundred degrees here, and cools off significantly at night.

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