05 July 2010
A while back we had a post about our Grandpa's German Tomatoes. My family has been saving seeds from these tomatoes for over 40 years (mostly from my grandfather). Last year's blight kept us from saving seeds, so the plants we have this year are from two years ago.
Sadly to say the seeds are all used up, on our end and my grandfather's, and that has us very anxious to harvest. What has us even more on edge is that I got a call from my grandfather and his plants again got the blight. He lives on the other side of the state, where we've heard of some folks getting hit; thankfully for us we have not.
We do have friends in the area who we gave plants to, so hopefully theirs are doing well. In the meantime, we wait. The two tomatoes in the photo are the closest ones we have to being ripe. With this heat we expect to pick them by the end of the week. We'll be sure to take some seeds to my grandfather when we see him mid-July.