thought on some type of support I can give to the fruit.
Pantyhose. Find the largest size you can! Use the panty part , tie knots in
the legs and cut off the rest of the leg and feet.. You can then improvise a
sling, fastening it to the fence to hold up the developing fruit.
Even if not successful, it should provide quite a conversation piece.
Wow, 30 tomato plants-you must be planning on feeding the whole city of NY!
. The pot sizes
I don't grow beefsteak or container tomatoes, so I cant help much with this
They will need watering quite often, however. Can you transfer some of the
2 gallons in the ground?
Should be fine.
Black spot is not a great problem here, but when it does occur, the solution is
cleanliness. Remove the infected leaves from the plant, and from under neath
the plant. Destroy/throw in garbage, do not compost. Mulch under the plant
to keep spores from splashing up onto leaves. Water only the roots, avoid
getting water on the leaves, especially at night. Others in NY can probably
help with a spray if needed. I don't spray.
The bee is the Leaf cutter bee. Really a neat little creature. She will take
circle of leaf to her nest, where she will curl it into a tube with many other
pieces. She will deposit her egg in this tube nest. They are not harmful to
your roses or other plants, and should just be left to her business.
good luck with your garden, Fito, you have joined with some very cool people on
this newsgroup. Stay around!
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
good luck! follow the (unofficial) rules of this forum: LET US KNOW
HOW IT TURNS OUT!! :)
email: daveallyn at bwsys dot net
please respond in this NG so others
can share your wisdom as well!
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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