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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
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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!
  • Judy Benedict

    this is great way to grow tomatoes ....love this

  • Estelle gill
    Estelle gill Sabattus, ME

    I tried it and it works, Thank you

  • Cdianegray
    Cdianegray Danville, GA

    Excellent idea James. Love your dog.

  • Mssmatch
    Mssmatch Florence, KY

    Order a truck load of manure and work into that clay soil with the rototiller. Now plant the tomato plants and keep well watered but not on the leaves they don't like wet leaves

  • John
    John New York, NY

    Tomato is an edible, red burry type fruit of Solanum lycopersicum. It belongs to the nightshade family Solananceae. The word tomato comes from the Spanish tomate. It appears in print in 1595. Tomato plants are vines, typically growing 180 cm or more

    • Earl Desuba
      Earl Desuba Tulsa, OK

      The tomato plant originated in Peru. According to folklore, tomatoes are poisonous and will turn your blood to acid.
      History of Tomatoes
      http://www.planetnatural.com/tomato-gardening-guru/history/

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