Monday, May 21, 2012

Harvested More Husky Cherry Red(2) Tomatoes!

Friday's harvest: Husky Cherry Red(2).

My wife watered the back yard tomatoes. But it took 2 and a half hours to hand water. We're looking into drip systems and soaker hoses.

My wife also purchased an Aunt Ruby's German Green to replace Vorlon(2). In the evening I put in all the extensions to the Texas Cages -- some of our tomato plants are already getting large!

We were busy all day Saturday so nothing happened in the garden.

On Sunday I snipped off the lower stems in the front yard. Also, I spent a fair amount "training" the tomato plants. In the evening (just before the eclipse) we purchased green stakes for our cages.

We wanted to get more done on Sunday but it simply got too hot. It got up to 98 degrees.

What's left to do? Plant Aunt Ruby's German Green. Make about six more cages and install them. At that point -- finally!!! -- it's maintenance. Maintenance includes "training" the plants, staking them, fertilizing the containers and watering.

Several plants have growing tomatoes. These include Taxi, Giant Syrian, Thessaloniki and Black Cherry(1).

Today's harvest: Husky Cherry Red(2).

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