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Click on a thumbnail picture below to see the full size version. 17 Entries.
Sunday, March 19 View Page
Ok I am going to attempt to grow a large tomato again. It has been more then 20 years since my last attempt. Thanks to all that sent me seeds over the winter. I have more that I can use for may small plot and have shared some with friends. I am challenged in 2 ways. 1. It is quite hot here in 95628 and 2. I have limited grow space. I grow in a 20x20 community garden spot that supplies my home vegetables as well. I have always wanted to grow a 4 pounder so that is my base goal. My normal salad/sandwich tomatoes do quite well with many over 2.5lbs so I think this is achievable. Let the games begin.
Monday, March 20 View Page
Ok this is my community garden plot. In November I put in 2 yards of fresh compost, 2 yards of crushed leaves, 5 lbs of hand harvested and dried seaweed, 1 yard of alpaca manure, 3 lbs of powdered egg shell (yes I ate all of those bad boys) and 15 lbs of pelletized chicken manure. Mega worms when i turned it last week. Remember only a portion will be used for my large tomato attempt. My wife says we have got to eat! ??
Monday, March 20 View Page
The Kiddos
Saturday, April 22 View Page
Ok first planting got wiped out by a late frost while I was in Italy. I had a few extra plants in the nursery so planted those yesterday. Again my goal is a 4 lb fruit so I think I have some good genetics. I have 6 plants for my prize winning tomato. I have the followingÖ.2 Pork Chop 8.64ís, Sutherland 8.48, Sutherland Mega Marv 5.57, Greene 5.25, and a Greene 5.48.
Saturday, April 22 View Page
Forgot the picture in the previous post
Saturday, April 22 View Page
There is some serious spring happening in the back yard
Saturday, April 22 View Page
There is some serious spring happening in the back yard
Sunday, April 23 View Page
5 gallon bucket challenge. To tell you the truth I have never grown a vegetable plant in a pot before. The one on the right is a Green 5.54, the one on the left is a Sutherland 8.48, the one in the milk carton is a Green 5.54 in training.
Friday, May 5 View Page
Ok the bucket challenge lives. They are getting larger and appear to be happy. Just fertilized with some 10 10 10
Friday, May 5 View Page
The girls are doing as well as can be expected. This funky weather is a challenge. We go from low 40ís to 90ís and back again. Throw in a viscous hail storm and I am surprised they are doing as well as they are. Tomatoes are some pretty tough plants. We are due for more rain and high 50s tomorrow then mid 80ís come Wednesday. My onions are bolting since they cant figure out what season it is.
Monday, May 15 View Page
Ok I failed to post on Friday. Ran off to the beach for mothers day. From the picture you can see the girls are doing well. I have them all trained to two leads and am removing flower clusters that do not have mega blooms. The weather is starting to become summer like in the 90s so I hope they still pollenate when the time comes. We made some cream roasted leaks from the plants you see in the background and we will get our first squash harvest in a few days.
Monday, May 15 View Page
Elder moment. I failed to attach the picture.
Monday, May 15 View Page
The 5 gallon bucket challenge is coming along. I partially insulated the buckets (thanks pg3j and they are off the ground to promote airflow. They appear to be doing well. The white spots on the leaves are from hail damage but looks like they will be fine. Mid 90ís for the next 7 days.
Sunday, May 21 View Page
Finally started to open. I have been tapping a bit each day to see if i can get it to pollenate.
Sunday, May 21 View Page
New addition to the 5 gallon bucket challenge
Sunday, May 21 View Page
One of my production tomatoes decided it wants to play the game as well. I currently have 3 of these on a single plant. I have no idea what type of tomato it is since I bought it for salad at the farmers market a few years ago and have been growing the seeds. I donít even give it extra care.
Sunday, May 21 View Page
One of my production tomatoes decided it wants to play the game as well. I currently have 3 of these on a single plant. I have no idea what type of tomato it is since I bought it for salad at the farmers market a few years ago and have been growing the seeds. I donít even give it extra care.

 

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