Monday, November 25, 2013

Leaf 20 unfurled, Tomato sprouts getting taller

 ~ The 20th leaf is 16 inches long and 8 inches wide. The plant height is 13.15" inches and 9.5" inches circumference.*

 * Remember I measure height from top of corm to top of the pseudostem where the top leaf stalk emerges. If you measure from top of corm(soil level) to the highest leaf Caven measures an honest 2' feet.

New leaf on upper left
New leaf on upper left

2 Beefsteak tomato vine starts from seed

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Banana free post, Started a Tomato plant from seed.

 ~ This is a Banana free post, but this new tomato plant will share the light with our Banana tree for the winter so I thought it an appropriate post.  

 ~ We just picked our last tomato from the plant we brought in during the last of the summer season.

 ~ I already germinated a couple Tomato plant sprouts from seed I got from seed savers in a moist paper towel that sat on top of the lights. They are Mortgage Lifter (Halladay's) vine type and are now in a 4" pots. So far only one seed has put out leafs as seen below. We hope to have some late winter tomatoes.

1 of 2 seed starts in 4' pots
11-17 the second sprout broke soil and is also looking good.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Leaf #19 unfurled

Current Leaves / Life TotalLeaf Unfurled Date Leaf Loss DateLeaf Length (Inches)Leaf Width (Inches)Plant HeightCircumferenceDiameter

7 / 19Leaf #19 unfurled---15712.5     9.5     3.03
New leaf on upper left
Leaf #19 unfurled

Monday, November 11, 2013

Lost 2 younger leaves today. Leafroll 19 unfurling.

 ~ Had to remove 2 younger leaves today.  I was going to wait til this current leafroll 9 of 19 was was completely rolled out but they were looking pretty bad and I could not take it so it is now it will be leaf 7 of 19 once it is rolled out.
Leafroll 7 of 19
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Friday, November 8, 2013

Some photo of Cavendish while I wait for leaf 19 to unroll

 ~ Some photos of Cavendish while I wait for leaf 19 to unroll. Very soon Caven will lose two more of its youth leafs, so this next leafs nomenclature will be designated as leaf 9 of 20.

  ~ Also can be seen in the pictures, one about ripe tomato and another ripening with one last green tomato left on the bush. 
Leafroll 19 shooting from center stem
Top view of center stem 19
Plant and pot
Plant and pot
Leaf 18
Leafroll 19
Leafroll 19

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Leaf 9 of 18 unfurled at 15" long and 7.75" inches wide

 ~ Leaf 9 of 18 unfurled at 15" long and 7.75" inches wide. Cavendish is now 12" inches tall with a 9" circumference.

 ~ We also have another tomato ripening on the bush that we brought in after the season. It is cool to still be getting occasional tomatoes off of the plant.
Cavendish's new leaf in the upper right. In the center is leafroll #19.
Cavendish is now 12' inches high - A ripening tomato is also on the bush.
Leaf 9 of 18 top center