Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cages In The Ground; Now Up To 92 Tomatoes

We've spent parts of the last three days putting up all of our tomato cages. We now have all of them supporting our seedlings. We need to purchase about 10 more or so.

On Friday my wife watered the front yard tomatoes and the container plants in the back yard.

Today we visited the L. A. Arboretum show in Arcadia, I believe. TomatoMania had a booth there and we picked up Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red and Copper River.

When we got back home we pulled out Bloody Butcher and replaced it with Clint Eastwood's Rowdy Red. We had an extra large pulp pot, so we prepared some soil, placed it in this pot and planted Copper River there. So now we're up to 92 tomatoes!

My wife also clipped a few more lower lying tomato branches. She noticed that a couple of the tomato plants had black spots on their leaves. And Big Zebra has some leaf curl. Which reminds me of one of the indicators of a bad year I forgot to add: There was a late cold snap in mid-March. A late winter cold snap is not good for tomato seedlings. We may already be seeing some of this damage.

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