Friday, July 23, 2010

Tomatoes

Here's a little update on a piece of the garden. And we need a little help. So if you know anything about tomatoes, keep reading please.

First, here is a picture of the tomatoes from June 30th. I took this picture meaning to write about the tomatoes before we left. One of those posts that never happened. As you can see, the tomatoes are growing quite nicely in their pots and with their dripline. The pepper plants that were in the pots between the tomatoes are not. We are pretty sure that the ducks keep eating all of the leaves off of the plants. Too late to do anything about it for this year, but it's learning experience for next year right?
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These are our plants as of today. They grow fast. We have been trimming the suckers off and tying the plants up regularly and they still look huge. We are just starting to get tomatoes, but we are eating them faster than they can ripen.
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Here is the problem. There are several bunches like this one below. Where there are some tomatoes on it, some flowers, and then some twigs where it looks like the flower fell off before it became a tomato. Do you know what is happening? No the ducks can't reach them. We've watched. Ideas?
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1 comment:

Patrice said...

I'm not really sure but the plants look a little scrawny to me...I see they are planted in containers and I am wondering if the containers are big enough to provide enough nutrients. In gardening it's all about the soil, and the roots! I garden in New England tho, so not familiar with your conditions.