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... 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 try 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...
Commented on May 13, 2013
James, appreciate your keeping us up-to-date on your latest methods re tomatoes and peppers. I
live to produce the juice-running-down-your-chin type of tomato my mom grew when I was a child.
It hasn't happened yet. Do you have any words of advice about grafted tomatoes and/or peppers?
We have several feeders in our yard and enjoy seeing the hummingbirds fight and fuss over them. I do not want to cause a delay in their winter migration. They are very familiar with our yard and use the feeders all day long. When should I stop feeding them?
Commented on Aug 24, 2012
In the past I've used prepackaged hummingbird food, but this year I've given them the four
parts water, one sugar. I bring the water to a boil, add the sugar making sure it is completely dissolved. The hummers seem very happy.