Thursday, May 26, 2011

Training Plants Every Morning; 5 More Plants With Tomatoes

This week I've been getting up earlier in the morning in order to train the tomato plants.

Yesterday I noticed Husky Gold and Oaxacan Jewel(1) have tomatoes.

Today, Nyagous, Snow White and I believe Chocolate Stripes(1) (in a container on the patio) have tomatoes.

It takes about a half hour to fix all the new and growing branches every morning.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thirteen More Plants With Tomatoes

The front yard plants with new tomatoes include Porkchop, German Orange Strawberry and Paul Robeson(1). The back yard plants with new tomatoes include Dr. Wyche's Yellow, Aunt Ruby's German Green (2), Oaxacan Jewel (2), Paul Robeson (2), Green Zebra (2), Large Pink Anna (1), Chocolate Stripes (2), Sweet Carneros Pink, Green Doctor's Kiwi (2) and Big Zebra.

Around 75 percent of our plants have at least one tomato on them.

The back yard was deep watered over the weekend.

All the plants had the "underbrush" cut away. I'm defining the "underbrush" as the stems that reach or potentially reach the ground. These branches could carry diseases from the soil up into the plant. It's a good idea to cut away this "underbrush" and forces the plant to concentrate the energy into more productive branches.

We put a bigger cage on Hungarian Heart and moved Green Doctor's Kiwi (2) to be with the rest of the containers on the backyard patio.

For the most part things are looking great!