Thursday, July 13, 2017

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

Check out the original garden post: Just A Garden Post… Mostly a Tomato Post… LOL
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.
Even with extreme pruning….
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.
Yes there are tomatoes in there. LOL
Look closely, see where the deer have “trimmed” the plants.
DSC_0080 A few of the tomatoes hiding out.
One more tomato planting area that seems to be working out pretty well.
In the past this has been a “leaf blight” problem area so I tried something a little different.
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…
DSC_0086 Wish me luck……………..
The pepper plants seem to be doing ok.
I had several extra tomato plants so I put them in pots on the deck.
These plants are all looking good.
In the front of the house one summer squash plant the deer haven’t found..
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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poohpepper Pooh the garden bear…. LOL
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Emma Charlotte said...

This seems that you have good gardening skills. I will be able to learn lot of things from your post.
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Spare Parts and Pics said...

We've never had much luck with tomatoes. I think our backyard is to shaded by trees. Looks like those deer can really demolish a tomato garden!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your tomato plants look like they are doing very well. We have deer here but I think the ground hogs eat more of our plants than the deer. I like your set up, it is well guarded. Enjoy our tomatoes. Happy Friday, have a great day and weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Darn those hungry deer! The tomatoes on the deck look good; hope the deer don't learn to visit there. Raspberries look scrumptious -- they are very expensive! We are 'helping' our daughter and SI: by harvesting some of their blueberries every time we visit ... and yummmy too... also very dear in the grocery store.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Wowza! Your tomato plants are gorgeous, even those with what you call blight. They look quite healthy to me. Our tomato plants, which I started in cups, are maybe 18-inches high after being in the ground since May. At least the small plants are giving fruit. The ground is not the best. Next year, we'll have to work in a lot more compost and manure.
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