Woo Hoo glad to hear someone is getting something. Hope you enjoy them. Oh and grab a jacket and get afire started too.
We are getting a cool down this week as well. Suppose to be in the mid to upper 50's tonight. Brrrrrrrrr
My tomatoes are splitting. I pick them early also, for that reason, and because the squirrels find the ripe ones before I do.engineeredgarden wrote:The fruit that i've been getting over the past couple of weeks has just been horrible. They are diseased like crazy, and I'm resorting to pulling them while still green, then letting them ripen in the kitchen window. I hope it makes a difference...
By George, I think you've got it, Ted!tedln wrote:I'm planting most of the varieties I planted in the spring by planting cuttings. I just want to see what some of the heirloom varieties look like even if they don't get as large as spring grown tomatoes. Most of them didn't even get a chance to bloom before the heat hit.
I think I have solved my problem getting cuttings to root in the ground. When I first started trying to grow from cuttings, I would stick them in the prepared soil and they would wilt and die by the end of the second day. I placed a sheet of plywood leaning over the cuttings to prevent the sun from frying them. They seem to love it. We are supposed to have another cool front coming through next weekend so that is when I plan on removing the plywood and letting the cuttings fend for themselves. Their roots should be established well enough by then.
I have also been cutting my spring planted tomatoes back in order to force new growth.