Can’t seem to get canning tomatoes to work

I can’t seem to get any variety of canning/plum tomatoes to work in my garden. I’ve tried San Marzano. This year it was Opalaka. I can’t even remember what I did last year. And, I think there was a Roma in there somewhere. The always get diseased more than any other variety and if the ripen at all it’s very late. I think I got three tomatoes off of two plants this year. See below. Ugly!

 

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Frost came early in N.E.

I’m super behind in posting, but I wanted to get one out today. The first frost came super early this year, knocked out my fall green beans, the last of the tomatoes, and the peppers… before they even turned red. My fall pea plants have not produced a single pea. However pea tendrils are always delicious… if you have the patience to pick them. Here they are with sliced flat iron steak and parsnip puree from homegrown parsnips. The tendrils are sauteed very quickly with EVOO, salt, and pepper and tossed with lemon juice before serving.Flat Iron

My “berm” crops

Overall I’m pretty pleased with the crops in my new beds on the berm. I’ve had to fight animals and people. But, what started as an almost throw away project because I didn’t want to grow grass there, has become something I’m excited about. Some of the corn didn’t make it. And I’m not sure if the replacments will have time to grow. The middle bed of sunflowers may have been a favorite place of the local pests… either the squirrels, dogs, or junior high kids. I replanted twice. They’re growing now. But maybe too late. Oh no. Now I’m invested in this throw away project…