Sunday, July 29, 2007

Bad Tomato Mommy take II
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You should always cage your tomatoes properly so that they have good air circulation which lowers the chance of disease, and keeps your fruit off the ground so that no critters take a bite, and frankily caged tomatoes take less space.

If you happen not to get around to doing this until later in the season, you may resort to less elegant solutions...

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... for example, smushing them together in an impromptu fence made of plastic trellis and parts of a plant stand... you might do this... but you shouldn't.

P.S. The tomatoes did recover but next year, I vow not to bother with those puny so called tomato cages. My robust babies need better support.

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farmingfriends said...

Thanks for this advice.
Sara from farmingfriends

Blackswamp_Girl said...

I just have to go out into my own backyard to see other examples of tomato abuse... lol. So you're not the only one! :)

Curtis said...

Don't feel too bad about it. I did the same thing to half of my tomatoes. Next year I will try to do better.