Tomato Update

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26 May Tomato Update

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Yesterday while your comments were rolling in suggesting ways around my gardening dilemma, my next door neighbour gave me a flat of tomato seedlings. I now have 50 plants sitting on my kitchen floor staring at me — daring me — to plant them. The photo above was taken last year and stars a tomato fresh from the same neighbour’s garden.

Since you all have such wonderful ideas I think I’ll try them all. Some in planters, some with a compost manure slurry right into the soil, and time permitting, a raised bed. All amazingly good ideas.

I should be putting on my gloves and grabbing a shovel, but it’s only 10C today (50 F). Sometimes I feel like I’m not meant to garden.

In the meantime, I checked out companion plants for tomatoes. According to this list, tomatoes love basil and bergamot. I’ll be adding these to my tomato patch and hoping the squirrels stay away. What companion plantings work for you? I need all the help I can get!

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  • Cheri Sicard
    Posted at 11:18h, 26 May Reply

    Wow, 50 plants will put out a ton of tomatoes! Get ready to start canning tomatoes, tomato sauce, etc.

    I tried to grow veggies here in the mountains of Big Bear with dismal results. At this altitude it’s really hard. Am going to try again this year with one of those Topsy Turvy contraptions. Maybe that will help. Best of luck with your garden!

  • cheryl
    Posted at 14:13h, 26 May Reply

    Ooh, I can’t help you, but I look forward to following your adventures. I’m going to be traveling next month and thus will have to forgo my yearly herb garden, and my pea plants that spontaneously turn into green peppers.

    Good luck with those poison apples!

  • The Diva on a Diet
    Posted at 14:21h, 26 May Reply

    Its only in the 50’s here today too. What is going on?!?

    I have never gardened anything in my life … but I look forward to sharing your adventures and wish you a wonderful growing season! Happy planting! :)

  • The Diva on a Diet
    Posted at 14:21h, 26 May Reply

    Its only in the 50’s here today too. What is going on?!?

    I have never gardened anything in my life … but I look forward to sharing your adventures and wish you a wonderful growing season! Happy planting! :)

  • danamccauley
    Posted at 19:13h, 26 May Reply

    I used to grow bergamont. It was very pretty. I think you’ll like it even if the tomatoes don’t flourish.

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 08:35h, 27 May Reply

    Cheri, you assume they will all survive. I’m not that optimistic. However, I am already plotting a winter’s worth of tomatoes and sauces.

    Cheryl, I’ll miss you and your fun comments. Safe travels.

    Diva, I’m quite comfortable in the garden with my flowers, but vegetables? I’m at a total loss. I don’t want to put Miracle Grow on my food, so am more paranoid than with my roses.

    Dana, I have bergamot in my flower beds and LOVE the smell. The bees love it as much as I do. I hope it helps with the pollination as well as the health of the tomato plants. We’ll see.

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