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Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Papa Joe, Aug 7, 2020.
The birds dont like tomatoes?.. bet they like worms!..
Our patio tomato hasn't done much but the Husky cherry tomato has gone crazy. The tomatoes are bigger than a traditional cherry tomato and they taste like a big tomato. Gonna grow that one again.
So far, the squirrels have left the tomato patch alone. Probably something to do with mass applications of repellent. Now he sharpens his teeth on my front porch deck. Grrr!
Peppers and Tomatoes
I put in 6 Sweet Million plants, but I must've transplanted them way too late. They're not much taller after a few weeks and hardly any blossoms.
Bummer, because they are extremely tasty little tomatoes.
The trick to get them started is lots of nitrogen early on..I use fish emulsion..This gets the stem and leaves going..Then when they get up to 3 or 4 foot high I use phosphorus and potassium to encourage flowers and fruit..
I used the fish emulsion for the first time this year. Works good, but BOY it stinks!!
So true..lol...A squirt bottle of it can make ya boss in a dispute ...Cindi walks a wide path around me when I have it in hand..lol...
Here's mine in mid June, can't even walk through the garden now without stepping on something
Because I live at 750 meters high, only small tomatoes can grow outside. No chances for bigger without greenhouse...
I am proud the Kentucky Derby is over with. Now I can plant my maters without worrying about frost. ;-)
Rest of the story: Local legend says Derby Day, normally the first Saturday in May, is the earliest day to safely plant tomatoes to avoid frost. Living here almost nine years we have not had a frost in May.
I started these plants from seeds taken from a partially bug eaten mater. I will try some indoor growing when the weather cools.
The "Grape Seed" type vining tomatoes that grow in good clusters like grapes, are absolute production monsters when they get what they want. I have had them reach 15 feet and take over the tomato part of the garden. Luckily, they are also a very flavorful tomato with good texture.
If you collect the bad ones and put a little compost over them in the fall, they will also repeat in the spring pretty consistently here. Much better started inside and given a good head start, since once they start to produce, they never stop. That just means scooping the area into a tray and bringing it inside in the spring.
I can not speak highly enough about the variety.