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Do You See What I See?

June 9th, 2010

This past weekend we had some storms roll through our area. I decided it would be wise to tie up the tomato plants to make sure none of them would blow over with the high winds. While tying them up I noticed that a few of them had tiny blooms forming!

I don’t know about you, but the first tomato blossom is really exciting around here. So far the plants I’ve noticed blooms on are: Constoluto Genovese, Principe Borghese, Pompeii, and Zapotec Pleated.

Any tomatoes blooming in your garden?

22 Comments to “Do You See What I See?”
  1. Paula on June 9, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I’m in the middle of tomato harvest down here. I’m trying to beat the blossom end rot before it takes over the tomato. If I pick it when it just starts to turn striped on the top, I can get a tomato that stays whole without rotten parts. If I wait till the slightest blush of pink to pick it, the tomato will have rot on it.

    Let’s just say, it’s not a happy tomato season in my house. But I did learn a valuable lesson, test your soil and keep your garden water evenly!

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  3. Chandra on June 9, 2010 at 9:47 am

    I’m in Stamford, CT and thanks to the Kozy Coat Wall of Water teepees, I spotted my first two tomatoes. One each on Sungold and Stupice.

    I only had enough teepees to cover half my tomatoes, the covered plants are bigger and had flowers first, but now they all have flowers.

    I just tied one up this morning before work and I can still smell tomato on my skin.

    I love this time of year!

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  4. warren on June 9, 2010 at 9:48 am

    We’ve already harvested 2 small tomatoes from a container at work. They are many green maters in my big garden…oh I love this time of year!
    .-= warren´s last blog ..Box wine and culture =-.

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  5. Melissa on June 9, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Certainly cause for celebration, Suzy! Yay! I’m on the verge of harvesting *many* homestead tomatoes (they’re still green) and all of my plants now have blooms. Rose, Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Green Zebra, Gold Medal, and Jubilee Yellow. Happiness!!!
    .-= Melissa´s last blog ..Breaking it in… =-.

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  6. Sense of Home on June 9, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Tomato blossoms, a sure sign of summer. We have blossoms on our Dragon Spring, Beaver Lodge Plum, Organic Varigated and Cherry. I even saw a small green tomato last night on the varigated. I am over anxious for the tomatoes, even the locally grown hydroponic tomatoes we have been getting have no flavor compared to our garden tomatoes.
    .-= Sense of Home´s last blog ..Poet Pablo Neruda: "Ode to Bicycles" =-.

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  7. Erika on June 9, 2010 at 10:12 am

    We have little flowers and tomatoes all over the place. I planted Red Fig and Yellow Pear and I started the seeds late but I am very happy and have been going out daily to check them and fuss over them as well as the rest of the garden.

    The funny thing is I have 3 Roma coming up in the compost that are doing quite well. They have blooms and one even has little tomatoes on it, that is how I figured out what kind they were. We canned 6, 5 gallon buckets of them last year and the skins and seeds went to the chickens. That in turn later went into the compost as we cleaned the chicken yard and house. There were many more that have popped up but these 3 were out of the way and I wanted to see what they would do.
    .-= Erika´s last blog ..Simple Woman’s Daybook , June 8, 2010 =-.

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  8. Kelly on June 9, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Yes! It’s so exciting! Since noticing my Stupice starting to bud, my Taxi, Cherokee Purple (which is odd considering it’s the only tomato that never does well for me… but I keep trying), Sylvan Guame, and Chocolate Stripes are all starting to form little buds. Considering most of them look pretty bad due to the rains we’ve been having (CONSTANT rains) it’s an extremely welcome ray of hope.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Tomato ‘Stupice’ Out of the Gate =-.

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  9. MAYBELLINE on June 9, 2010 at 10:28 am

    The recent heat has made the tomatoes grow like mad. I pruned a bit and strung the rest. Every variety has tomatoes.
    .-= MAYBELLINE´s last blog ..Boysenberry Mystery Solved =-.

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  10. mamaraby on June 9, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I’m not sure if we have any blooms just yet on the tomatoes. Our tomatillos, ground cherries, and wonder berries are blooming, though.
    .-= mamaraby´s last blog ..The Perfect Brownie =-.

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  11. Teresia on June 9, 2010 at 10:57 am

    YES! all 24 of my tomato plants are blooming, and quite a few have tiny baby tomatos too. The first tomato is a big deal around here.
    We too have had a lot of rain here.. (central Indiana) and cool temps, but, that hasnt stopped the garden… everything is blooming… now if only the bees would show up.

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  12. Morgan G on June 9, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Not quite yet. I am anticipating blooms on the Principe Borghese I planted at your recommendation. Can’t wait for sun-dried tomatoes!
    .-= Morgan G´s last blog ..What Girls’ Night Looks & Feels Like =-.

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  13. Ashley on June 9, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Oh yes! I noticed the first blooms on my amish paste, german pink and velvet reds this week and I can see the early beginnings of buds on the cherokee purple and gold medal!
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..The funny thing about babies… =-.

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  14. Janice on June 9, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Yes! We are growing tomato plants upside down from buckets suspended outside our kitchen window so I can admire them in the morning as I enjoy my coffee. The plants are in bloom and we have green fruit on the vines.
    .-= Janice´s last blog ..A whole lotta pretty =-.

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  15. Jaspenelle on June 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I just posted about my tomatoes blooming as well, so exciting! Dreaming of BLTs…
    .-= Jaspenelle´s last blog ..In the garden =-.

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  16. Renee on June 9, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Yep, mine have buds just like that! First time I’ve grown tomatoes since I was a kid in my parents’ garden, so I’m excited!

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  17. tj on June 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    …Congrat’s! I know the feeling when you get your first tomato bloom, you want to announce it to the world! I mean, stand in the middle of your garden, open your arms to the heavens, and proclaim, “we have a blossom people!”…lol ;o)

    …We actually have a small tomato on one of our Early Girls, it’s about the size of a golf ball now…cool, eh? :o)

    …Blessings… :o)

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  18. the inadvertent farmer on June 9, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    We have little baby tomatoes already…but with all this horrible cold wet weather I’m not convinced they will ever have a chance to ripen…sigh. Kim
    .-= the inadvertent farmer´s last blog ..Borage the star flower Herb =-.

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  19. Kelly on June 10, 2010 at 8:46 am

    We’ve got flowers too! I’m excited (and not a little nervous) about the prospects. The tomatoes are much stronger this year but last year the whole crop was struck with blight and we didn’t get a single fruit! I hope this year is different.
    .-= Kelly´s last blog ..Insult to Injury =-.

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  20. Tee on June 10, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I live in SC and have “teaser tomatoes” on all 4 varieties. As a newbie gardener, I of course cannot wait until I can start eating them! I debated about to how to support them and in the end went with 6 foot stakes. They are all almost to the top and I don’t know what will happen when they grow beyond that point. Is there some sort of supplemental support system you would recommend? I’m only 5’1 and don’t feel like dragging my ladder out to harvest tomatoes :)

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  21. Beegirl on June 11, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Thank goodness it is a bloom! For a second there I had a panic you were going to say BLIGHT. We’ve had a ton of rain.. you too I bet..
    Wishing you a mountain of tomatoes.. xo
    .-= Beegirl´s last blog ..Summer Sewing =-.

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  22. Kylee from Our Little Acre on June 12, 2010 at 10:18 am

    YES! We’ve got oodles of blossoms on our ‘Tomaccio’ plants and even a fairly good-sized tomato on our ‘Black Krim!’ I think it’s going to be a good tomato year, unlike last year!
    .-= Kylee from Our Little Acre´s last blog ..Battling Powdery Mildew =-.

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