A Damn Fine Tomato!


A readers sends this great one from Brookland:

“Not the best shot because the cage is blocking it (anti squirrel protection) but this is our huge supersteak!”


If you’d like to enter please take a photo(s) of your garden/haul and send with the title ‘summer tomato/garden contest’ to princeofpetworth(at)gmail. Please include the neighborhood where you grew them. Winners get PoPville t-shirts.

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  • I would put my face in that

  • Could you post some more pix of the anti squirrel cage? I’m considering building one bc our Petworth squirrels are very hungry for my tomatoes.

  • Yes, please provide some info on your anti squirrel cage. They have eaten ALL of my tomatoes

  • Well, I built the frame out of the thinnest lumber I could find; these four uprights also act as supports for the plant itself. I used thin jute rope for this. I shake my plants in order to coerse the self-pollinating flowers into getting extra busy, so some flexibility is required. I wrapped the uprights in 1/2″ metal hardware favric(squirrels can sneak through chicken wire). If building one of these things is too much trouble or if you’re not as crazy as I am, I recommend picking your tomatoes just as they start to get a little color on the blossom end. Squirrels like the ripe ones too, and tomatoes only need temperature to ripen. You can bring em inside and the tomatoes proclivity to ripen in a time of stress will get you on your way to that perfect blt or caprese salad.

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