Monday, July 10, 2006

Second Season Tomatoes


According to the Plain Garden Planting Cycle we have two tomato seasons here.
I have never tried to grow tomatoes in the second season.
By now the tomato plants are usually 10 ft tall and
I'm just fed up with watering and staking and bugs
to even think about starting this again.

But we got our plants started pretty early this year
and they were all determinate plants so they didn't get out of control.

So I cut off two branches of the old tomatoes,
stuck them in bottles of water on the windowsill
until they sprouted roots
and put them back in the cleaned-out pickle buckets.

Just two of them.
We'll see how this goes.
Gary says it will proababy go great
and we'll be mad we only did two.



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2 Comments:

Blogger Annie in Austin said...

Our tomato plants look just as ratty as could be, but they're still producing tomatoes. In previous years we've had the grape tomato 'Juliet' pop the little ones out until frost but we'll need bigger fall tomatoes, too. I never heard of your rooted cutting method and like you, think it might be worth a try!

8:45 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yeah I'm pretty sad that we didn't do any cherry, grape or roma tomatoes this year.
I can't find anyone that is selling them anymore either.
Guess no one really thinks you want to be buying tomato plants this time of year.

3:39 PM  

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