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Tomatoes and their need for water

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I started May 28th planting 4 tomatoes around a garbage can with holes drilled in the bottom rim and a second row up about 10 inches. I buried the can to where the top holes just barely were above the ground, put in two shovels full of compost, then I fill the can up with water ever 2 days and tried not to water the leaves.
These four plants are now 5 ft 4 inches in less that a month and a half and loaded with green tomatoes and about a hundred sets of tomato blossoms.
  • tomatoes and their need for water, gardening, May 28th 2012
May 28th 2012
  • tomatoes and their need for water, gardening, End of June toping the 3 ft cage
End of June toping the 3 ft cage
  • tomatoes and their need for water, gardening, July 9th after a week of record high temps and very little rain the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too
July 9th after a week of record high temps and very little rain...the plants here are loaded with tomatoes inside the cage and full of blooms too!
  • Mary_hunsucker1

    yes

  • Cheri Lynn Noda

    Am going to try this

  • Lpngoodnews

    Cool

  • Thing3chaos

    Thank You!! I now know where I can use my empty plastic coffee can (the big ones red ones from Folgers) - - I can put one on top of the other - - let top one drain into bottom one filled with compost and bottom out into the roots - -

  • Dee Theas
    Dee Theas Dallas, GA

    1/2 inch pipe. 4 holes(2 pairs) about 3 " up from the "in the dirt" end.

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