Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Diggin' in the dirt

I got all of the tomatoes in the ground yesterday. All eleven of them.   I know how I went on about ten being the magic number on the last post, but the Amish Paste plant looked too good to leave out of the mix.    So, as Nigel from Spinal Tap said while showing off  the guitar with the special volume knob: "This one goes to eleven.  It's one louder."

One quick tip: plant the tomato plants DEEP.  Remove the lowest set of leaves and plant them with the remaining leaves close to the ground.  Roots will develop all along the stem resulting in a stronger plant.  I added some organic granular fertilizer in each hole to get them off to a good start.  We won't add any additional fertilizer until the fruit forms.

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