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Sun, 08/06/2017 - 16:42
My romás are going crazy.
Natural is not always perfect, but I'm betting this beefsteak will be delicious!
Some one told me to trim all the non producing branches off my tomato plants. I was nervous because I don't remember my grammar doing that. But this a year of learning, so I cose the plant w the least fruit and went for it. I don't know if it helped, but it doesn't seem to have hurt it.
Hoping my lemon cukes are as good as I'm told. Have never tasted one before, but looks like I'm gonna have a good crop.
As Jim predicted, my yellow pears are going for broke! This is only part of the plant, the whole thing has this much fruit on it!
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Mon, 08/07/2017 - 07:44
Romas generally produce VERY well for me ... too well, in some cases, as the plants get very dense and start retaining ground moisture later in the season which can lead to rot or early blight. But by then, they're about done, anyway. Not sure what kind of Romas you planted ... I tend to plant Plum Dandy Romas from Territorial Seed. I have only three Plum Dandy plants in my garden this year and those three will give me all the Romas I need to preserve for the coming year. I do trim the suckers off my indeterminate tomato plants (and stake/tie them as they grow) but I don't tend to remove the suckers from the caged determinate plants, mainly because they are compact, usually in cages and hard to get to .... good job, thanks for sharing the pics. I love looking at gardens, and yours is delightful!
Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:13
Thank you! You have been a wealth of info and inspiration for me this year!
All of my plants except a couple of the lemon cukes, are from Iwasaki. They are all Non-GMO, but I don't know the brands. For next year I bought a ton of seeds on clearance. (Yes I do know I will loose 5-10% germination each year by using seeds from previous years. But I am on a budget and at those prices was able to buy extra to account for that). They are all Non-GMO from Ferry Morris. I got as many heritage varieties as I could. Eventually I want to be all heritage, all Non-GMO. And I am planning on learning seed saving to preserve the heritage strains. This year I learned I can definitely grow prestarted plants. Next year I will try starting my own :)