Stephen will be here all week, into next week, and we hope to complete all book photography. I still have a need for particular tomatoes (and some of my blog readers and seedling customers sent me emails to offer assistance). I will contact all of those who responded to my SOS individually - Stephen and I will likely schedule visits to some of you to capture your growing technique and gather some of the my missing tomato varieties - watch your email.
Some others have offered photographs, which is generous and appreciated. I asked Stephen to produce a brief guideline that I will post in my next blog (and at Tomatoville as well) so that those who offered pictures of some specific varieties can decide if their pictures can meet our needs. (It really is about having to match Storey - the publisher - spec request for pictures, in terms of size, background, etc).
I am reiterating the varieties that I most greatly seek:
Most critical (my plants are either dead, diseased or have no or just small fruit) - Lillian's Yellow, Green Giant, Lucky Cross, Little Lucky, Yellow Oxheart, Nepal, Brandywine, Cherokee Chocolate, Lillian's Red Kansas, Golden Queen, Favorite, Magnus, Matchless, Giant Syrian, Anna Russian, Yellow White, Bisignano #2, Abraham Lincoln, Mortgage Lifter, Ferris Wheel, any of the released Dwarfs (Sweet Sue, Summertime Green, Emerald Giant, Rosella Purple, Wild Fred, Summertime Gold, Mr. Snow in particular).
I think some of the above may make it from my garden later this week, or even in a few weeks when my side yard, dirt planted garden begins to produce (it is running far behind!).
Stephen and I will be attending the Zely and Ritz tomato dinner on Thursday night, July 18....we hope to see some of you there!
And as always, thanks in advance for anything you can do to help out in this rather (unexpectedly stressful!) time!