Thursday, July 13, 2017

Garden/Tomato/Update/ An Ohio Garden Post……

TOMATOGUYINTHEGARDEN Glad you stopped by…
Check out the original garden post: Just A Garden Post… Mostly a Tomato Post… LOL
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I had great hopes for Mountain Merit Hybrid Tomato. The determinate, compact plants offer superb resistance to multiple diseases common to home grown tomatoes, including resistance to Fusarium 123, Verticillum, TSWV and Late Blight.  NOT MUCH GOOD IF YOU HAVE EARLY BLIGHT.
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Even with extreme pruning….
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This raised bed by the garden shed is one of three planting areas for tomatoes… Next year beans will be planted here.. no more tomatoes in this area.
And, another problem is my friends:::
deer These guys pretty much live in my backyard and my neighbors.. All vegetable plants not fenced or on the deck were totally eaten by the deer.. Also, some damage to the fenced tomato plants..
bear New fenced area for tomatoes.
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Yes there are tomatoes in there. LOL
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Look closely, see where the deer have “trimmed” the plants.
DSC_0080 A few of the tomatoes hiding out.
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One more tomato planting area that seems to be working out pretty well.
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In the past this has been a “leaf blight” problem area so I tried something a little different.
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The entire area is covered with weed control fabric. The planting area is between 4x4 timbers spaced about 10 inches apart. Brought in bagged garden soil to plant the tomatoes in. So far no leaf blight. Also sprayed these with aspirin solution to help with the blight. A different variety of tomatoes.. Amish Paste…
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The pepper plants seem to be doing ok.
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I had several extra tomato plants so I put them in pots on the deck.
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These plants are all looking good.
In the front of the house one summer squash plant the deer haven’t found..
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And:::
DSC_0091 Helianthus annuus, the common sunflower, is a large annual forb of the genus Helianthus grown as a crop for its edible oil and edible fruits. This sunflower species is also used as bird food, as livestock forage, and in some industrial applications.
Last but not least::: Linda and I have been eating Red Raspberries for the past month and have frozen several quarts.. Check the price for red raspberries at the grocery store…wow….
DSC_0069 Hope you all have a great day and Happy Gardening…. P.S. Peaches and blueberries aren’t quite ready to harvest….
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