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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Working on Tomatoes


The other day, I spent a good hour in each greenhouse, working on the maters.....pulled off the bottom leaves again, and pulled a bunch of suckers....

We have nice fruit setting!













you can see how much they've grown....with our short growing season, I needed to top the plants....that way the plant can concentrate on beginning to ripen the fruit already set.

















Here's the after shot....they look a bit bare!

















And here's the waste. The tomato leaves are in the wheelbarrow....in the little bucket are the weeds I pulled around the plants.


REMEMBER - Do NOT feed any tomato leaves to animals...poisonous....but I do throw them on my compost....

We're back to finishing meat birds this morning.... Sphere: Related Content

3 comments:

osageacres said...

What is your typical growing season? We plant the first of May and can harvest tomatoes into October. The first frost is usually at the end of October.

seasonseatingsfarm said...

If you start to run out of time you can push the tomatoes to ripen by cutting through roots. I circle the plant about 12" from the stem with a spade.

Annie said...

Hi Robin, thanks for the tip, I haven't heard that one before....

Michelle, typically, I can start planting peas potatoes etc, in mid-May....I usually have the garden harvested in late Sept. BUT we can get frost at anytime....a friend up here lost her whole bean crop on July 28 one year, due to frost....

Annie