...that tomatoes in containers is the way to go.
What I need is about ten 25 gal nursery pots.
And cages made from a roll of woven wire.
And water reservoirs. With the one gallon water reservoir, I just stick the hose in there in the morning and fill it up. Every couple fo weeks you can add fertilizer right into the reservoir.When the reservoir over flows is continues to fill the pot with water from the bottom. You can water the tomato plant completely from the bottom. And that basically means - no soil splash up. I've had to trim my tomato plants in the bed for blighted leaves at least once a week, and after removing the lower set of leaves on the potted plants, there has been NO yellowing at all.
Not that the regular bed of tomatoes is doing poorly.
There are quite a few fruit set on every plant. The nasturtiums are blooming
|Bed #1. Cucumbers started late in the cold frame and the last of the lettuce|
|Bed #2 Cucumbers. First lettuce has been pulled out.|
I need to plant bush beans
|One vine is beginning to bloom|
|Bed #3 Wando peas eight feet+ tall and still producing|
|Bed #4 Easy Peasy Peas done and ready to come out|
|Bed #6 Sweet Corn first planting|
|Bed #5 Sweet Corn second planting|
|Bed #7 Cantaloupes|
These puny little guys are beginning to bloom
|Bed #8 Tomatoes and Eggplants.|
Nasturtiums are blooming
|Bed #10 Penelope Peas done and ready to come out|
These are my favorite variety. They are good producers for their height and have long straight pods
|Bed #11 Buckwheat ready to turn in and zucchini|
|Dunja Zucchini planted late|
|This is my favorite view in the garden. Beautiful corn! |
The pumpkin vines are working their way out.
|A cluster of Paul Robeson tomatoes (in container)|
Bush Beans were seeded in Bed #12 this weekend and were up in three days.
The past two weeks have been short on rain. My water tank was down by half (250 gal) but one inch of rain yesterday filled it back up in short order.