2015_Day 69: Tomatoes waiting for weekend


Can’t wait for the weekend and the chance to plant my garden – at least the tomatoes. I’m staying with my favorites, two Early Girls, one Better Boy and two Sweet 100s. Actually, there may be two Sweet 100s in each of the two containers I bought. So totally, I’d have seven tomato plants.

Might be a lot for my small garden, but where there’s a will, there’s a way!

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  3. Shannon

    We may have an early planting season, but be sure they are prepared for the March winds. They can wreak havoc on the newly planted. You are well on your way to to some Texas garden booyah!

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      1. Shannon

        Initially, anything will do as they’re small, just be sure to tie them well so they don’t get beat up by the wind. In my soil, the plants quickly grow to 10-15′ feet tall and 6 feet in diameter (outgrowing the 3-foot cages). I resort to T-posts or re-bar and a hammer, tying string or zip-tying where needed. It’s a bit of a game…

        I guess that’s the price I pay for healthy soil!

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      2. Shannon

        I don’t like to ‘buy’ anything. You can re-purpose pieces of re-bar, provided there is some construction in your area. There is always pieces discarded at new road sites. T-posts are always good too, but get a T-post driver to easily get them into the ground. Anything, really, that will hold the weight of the fruit.

        I hate caging, so about the only variety I’ll grow are cherry, grape, or roma. Upside to them is that the squirrels don’t like to eat the green ones, and they all are pretty much pest-free. I just let mine ‘roam free’ but stake them to prevent fruit from touching the ground.

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