Monday, July 02, 2007

Wayahead Tomatoes

Well, some convincing evidence is in. These are Wayahead tomatoes - grown from a sample sent with my Jung seed order. They were planted in the garden in late May, some with the red plastic trays that are supposed to convey some mysterious advantage. The plants growing in the red trays are several inches (perhaps 40%) taller and blooming while the ones without the red trays are - well - shorter and not yet blooming.



Here's another variety, Cherokee Red. Am I nuts or does that look like a double flower? All the flowers on the two Cherokee Red plants look like this. Doesn't seem like a great thing for a plant grown for its fruit.





Here's Murphy the Magnificent posing as a garden ornament. I think he looks great there.

3 comments:

leendaluu said...

HMMMM. Looks fairly convincing...however,as a scientist I'll recommend that next year you alternate the red thingies (that's quite technical) on both sides of the fence....maybe the left side is getting more sun or something than the right....but it's likely due to the thingies.

Mary Ann said...

Good point. In fact, the tomatoes with red trays are on the south side of the fence. But I have a sort of control for that. There are thirty-three more tomatoes of various varieties (including two more Wayaheads) half on the north side of the fence and half on the south. None show any significant difference in height or flowering between the north and south. That's a good thing. Otherwise I imagine some sort of civil war would break out.

Maggy said...

That cat is amazing. Murphy, King of all he surveys...