We have 2 and a half large beds of tomatoes. I was sure I had planted plenty of tomatoes. I ended up filling this half bed of cucumbers with extra tomato plants. I picked a little over a half bushel of tomatoes yesterday. I began the process of making sauce. Keep in mind most of my Roma tomatoes aren't quite ripe yet so I used some Romas, Rutgers, and a variety of other tomatoes. I expected at least 4 quarts of tomato sauce in the end. Can you guess how many pints I got???? I finished with 3 PINTS of tomato sauce. Yes, folks 1/2 bushel of tomatoes yielded 3 PINTS of tomato sauce. I was bemoaning my yield to TnFarmGirl. She agreed with my complaint, and she added that she was amazed that a bottle of ketchup didn't cost $20! I will continue the process of making tomato sauce because I love the end result. I use the tomato sauce on my homemade pizza, and there is no comparison with pizza sauce made from store bought tomato sauce. It is well worth the trouble and the large amount of tomato consumption.
grace and peace,