This isn’t my garden, but some friends of my parents. He’s producing more tomatoes with less area than I am, even by using pots. He’s also using fertilizer, but I’m not.
What’s really cool us his idea of how to support his tomato plants: he drives a series long poles a foot into the ground and ties a string between them. As the plant grows he adds a new level of string to support the plant. In this case his tomato plants have outgrown his poles.
This is a much better idea than tomato cages. I want tondo this next year.
Fourth of July Bounty
Beautiful range of colors in the garden on this gorgeous day. Featuring: grape/Roma tomatoes, bell peppers, poblano peppers, heirloom black-top tomatoes (which taste amazing), cherry tomatoes and the largest yellow tomatoes I’ve ever seen.
Had to put the cages on the tomato plants today- they’re growing strong and even have a couple fruits already. The zucchini is taking over the garden now. Those experimental mini bell peppers have sprouted and so have the bush beans. I even have a few mystery plants that are the result of my compost- who knows what they will produce.
Spring 2014 Garden- Round Two
This afternoon I added four varieties of tomatoes (grape, cherry, yellow and a heirloom) and three peppers (yellow and red bell and poblano).
I haven’t had much success with bell peppers before but since they are so expensive in the store, they’re worth a try again.
Spring 2014 garden planted. Featuring: lettuce, carrots, green beans, zucchini and some mini-bell peppers. The mini-peppers are an experiment from some peppers I bought at the farmers market last year from which I took the seeds and dried them.
I also plan on getting some tomato plants later this week.