Friday, June 18, 2021

The tomatoes are forming

This is one of our first tomatoes of the year. It's a roma and it's not much bigger than an olive, but it's a start! The storm on Wednesday night really battered the plants. Almost all of them were lying on the ground Thursday morning, but they weren't damaged. I've since pulled them back upright and tied them to their stakes as best I could. As they continue to grow that will get easier.

It won't be long before I know if the calcium treatment worked to prevent blossom end rot.

We had more rain on Thursday evening, but it was not stormy and the rain did a good job of rinsing the mud off the tomato plants. The weeds are thriving, so now it's time to get out there and do some weed control. It's a tough row to hoe.

7 comments:

  1. The first tomato du jardin will taste delicious!

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  2. Garden-fresh tomatoes, so delicious.

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  3. I like the funny smell tomato vines have. I tied and suckered many vines in my childhood.

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  4. chm, I'll let you know!

    mitch, looking forward...

    bettyann, :)

    evelyn, and they stain my fingers green.

    judy, I hope so!

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  5. they are still my favorite.

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