After that hail storm, my tomatoes look like Admiral Adama

We had a pretty intense hailstorm that started yesterday afternoon and ran for a few hours. I have a lot of green tomatoes still on the vine outside. Today I brought some in. They’re all dented and pock-marked now. Here’s a closeup:

all the dents are from the hail

Now here’s a completely different tomato. This one didn’t get damaged. Anyhow, this is just one single tomato, not three conjoined tomatoes. I call it the rumpshaker.

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7 thoughts on “After that hail storm, my tomatoes look like Admiral Adama

  1. I love planting tomatoes, too! I especially love the way that they smell. So, you have a decent size yard? What else do you have growing in your garden?

  2. Hey Denise!

    We do have a pretty big yard. I've got one vegetable garden that is
    about 30 feet long and 8 feet wide. I grew a lot of brandywine
    tomatoes this year. I started a lot of asparagus crowns last year,
    and added more this year, so next year, I think I'll be able to start
    harvesting them. I had really good luck with zucchhini. We've been
    eating them every week since about July or so.

    I grew a lot of turnips, but I discovered root maggots that just loved
    to dig through them. I grew potatoes — those are a lot of fun,
    because you bury one small seed potato in April, and then now, you dig
    it up, and it has grown to a giant size, and also, it has made a lot
    of other potatoes underground too. Great fun for Charlie (my son) to
    help dig and find them.

    I grew some pumpkins. None got bigger than grapefruit.

    Last year, I grew a lot of okra and peppers. This year, I planted
    them the same, but it hardly grew it all. I think this was a colder
    than normal Summer.

    At this point, all I've got is green tomatoes, potatoes, turnips, and
    a lot of carrots. I'll put a cold frame over them soon and wait until
    January to dig them up.

    I'm learning a lot about plant pests and diseases. I'm learning it
    all the hard way, by only using organic treatments. My tomatoes
    suffered a lot from wilt, my pumpkins plants got attacked by a powdery
    mildew, etc.

    Gardening seems like it takes years to really learn.

    Are you back in Texas, or still in Taiwan?


  3. And I've always wanted to know what is to be working for Landor Associates 🙂 If you can share your story – it will be great. Where hrsaccount did you worked for them, what's their approach, why did you leave ?

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