Sunday, June 28, 2009

Will We Get a Big Crop This Year?

I took the picture above of our tomato  plants on June 20th, but didn't get to post it.  Today, I noticed that the tips of the plants are higher than our neighbor's 6' privacy fence!  These plants are covered with little flowers and I could count at least 6 tomatoes.  I have never had such healthy, robust plants.  I guess ordering early, planting them when they arrived, using the red plastic "sheet mulch", a lot of rain (we often forget or don't have time to water), and liberal tomato food applications could be paying off.  My fear?  The tomato cages are  only half the height of the plants!  I hope they are crowded enough that they migh support each other? I planted 4 plants in a tiny area because it has been a while since we've had much luck with our tomato plants.  If they all live and produce, I have no idea how we will get to the fruit!  We'll have to wait and see what happens!

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