August 28, 2013

In the jungle

There is a reason this song came to mind while I was picking cherry tomatoes today.

The cherry tomato plants are going a bit crazy. These plants have not only outgrown the 6-foot tomato cages, some of their branches have since grown all the way back down to the ground. They are so dense, there are hardly any weeds growing between the rows, for lack of sun. 

And they aren't all foliage, no fruit. These plants are consistently giving us 12-15 pints of cherry tomatoes minimum twice each week, which is about what our customers will buy this time of year. 
Today's tomatoes

And look! Our jungle comes with its very own tiger: