Susan W wrote:River, Are you saying you have 72 starts, which may end up to be 50 -60 plant in ground. If they make, that's alot of space, and bunches of tomatoes. Just clarifying, not judging!
Yes u are right. I will plant my Cherry tomatoes in containers and I will only need 30 plants for the garden. If it all goes ok I will give some to my friends. I won't have heavy yields due to the forest on the east and south end. I get the majority from overhead and the west. Hopefully 6 hours.
The plants that are on the east end will get the least.
The containers are in a better place just a small patio.
I haven't gardened in this area since 1969. So I sent a sample off to auburn and I am working on building up my soil. I didn't plant tomatoes, but I saw the stunted growth of different plants maybe due to the high acidity, and not fertile enough. So this fall I spread fresh horse manure and dolomite pelletized lime, and tilled it in. Planted Crimson clover for a cover crop. I built 3 large compost piles last summer for planting this spring.