beachbum757
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Tomatoes thriving, thanks fellow growers

I have been following advice to questions asked on this forum and my tomatoes are thriving.
I am just now getting pea sized bell peppers and something at all my lettuce and broccolli. Something keeps nibbling on my beans as well.
Squash and cukes are coming along and have already harvested a few.
The pollination process has slowed this year.

Thought i'd share some photos if I can figure out how again.
My tallest plants are now almost 8 feet, some varieyies won't get so large like my bush and roma variety.
Thanks again to this lovely forum :D

petalfuzz
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Neat! I don't know if I've helped personally, but I'm glad for your growing success. Wow, 8 feet? My indeterminates are still only 2 feet tall and don't even need staked yet. I'm not really concerned, though. Big plants wasn't ever my goal...

Yes, pollination and fertilization is really slow this year, people are complaining on the tomato forum.

beachbum757
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Location: Tidewater, Virginia

large tomatoes

Yes Carolyn, I agree. I wasn't really trying for the large plant size but I think the tips of using the bloodmeal and powdered milk added to my compost has really helped all my plants. I lost some other vegetables. We have bunnies, woodchucks and we've even seen a fox. In spite of all that and the way way my plants are a little crowded, the tomatoes are the best ever this year.
Makes all the hard work worthwhile :wink:

doccat5
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Congratulations! It's always nice to hear about success!
doccat5

I'd rather be gardening!

beachbum757
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Joined: Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:41 pm
Location: Tidewater, Virginia

Tomato success

Yes, it is. In the past I had a few problems with end blossom rot and splitting fruit. Other times I had plants dying out a little quicker than I would have liked and slow production. Not so this year! Of course the weather has cooperated better this year, also.
Last year we had excessive rain early and then drought. It hasn't been as bad this year and thankfully, I do have a well!
We've had a good rain every night for the past 4 nights and some chance of more tonight. I am now to the point of saying, "enough, I don't want to start having mildew problems, etc. from too much rain!
It is wonderful to have a place to actually hear from fellow gardeners their personal successes, trials and solutions.
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