leader and put it somewhere where it can be supported or can sprawl freely'
Your stakes are ok to use. The plants in the larger plots might have to be
trimmed to two leaders each plant. I never prune my tomatos and do not
ordinarily reccommend it, however in your case where the plants are crowded it
will probably be necessary.
My mother-in-law planted some tom's (don't remember the varitiy, I
think early girls or similar) 4 to a pot in about a 5 gallon pot.
they got to about 3 feet tall and stopped growing. the tom's are
still green, but about 3 inches accross. she put four stakes in the
pot, and ran string around them as a kinda trellice, and they are
doing great. not as large as a ground-planted, but for just her and
her husband, it works fine.
She also did this with bell peppers. they are considerably smaller
than ground-planted, but she will still get a half-dozen peppers off
one plant. she used two gallon containers for them, and only one
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Welcome to the group. You could can or freeze some of those tomatoes. I
wouldn't move them now but water them often and if you think the plants are
bearing enough fruit(about 15-20 per plant) pinch off the new flowers so
that the plant can put it's energy toward the fruit.
Re the watermelon. I might consider getting a net and cutting it to fit
around the melons and tie the net to the fence. Don't net them until they
are about half the size they should be before harvest. Probably about the
size of a grapefruit
"Fito" <Fito123@(spamelli)rcn.com> wrote in message
Good point about the bee. I didnt think of that. As for the roses, I will
mulch and clean up the infected leaves. I wonder if this is why the bush
only gave me one flower this year.
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