Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yummmm!

Its getting real close to me eating my first (partially) home grown tomato (while I've been down here). :) I figure I'll need to get at least 4 tomatoes off of the plant to break even for what it cost me. So far there is only a start to one more. I keep trashing the plant since its growing inside where the wind and bees can't help pollinate it, but so far I can't tell that has helped.

Some pictures from last night. Moon and Sunset.
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15 comments:

  1. Fertilizer ?? Go gather up some horse manure at the stables next time your in town. It was a beautiful moon rise.

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  2. The fertilizer in the soil is supposed to be good for 6 months. I'll reuse it next year and may do that then.

    Yes it was. Too bad my camera didn't do it justice.

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  3. Tomatoes can be manually pollinated. Just flick the stims, above the blossoms with your fingers and that will agitate the pollen to get on the ovary of the bloom and set it. You should do it each day that they are in bloom, or when the pedels of the flowers fold back. In green houses they use an electric tooth brush and just touch the blooms each day. Watch this Youtube video and you should have more tomatoes.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bueCLH3u7vM
    You should get at least 1/2 bushel of tomatoes per plant. I'll be watching.

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  4. Lou, that's basically how I do the plants. I had real good luck in Plano, but this is my first attempt at growing them down here. Will probably just be this one plant this year, but I had so many tomatoes and jalapeños when I lived in Plano that I had to give a bunch of both to the neighbors. Also had a lot of fried green tomatoes and stuffed and bacon wrapped jalapeños.

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  5. Yummmmmmmy! One plant should be enough. If both of you get enough WATER.

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  6. Would be nice if there was some water from the sky, but so far there is water to be had at a price. I'll drink the water and give my beer to the plant. ;)

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  7. Looking good tffnguy. Give your plant some more time - you will have more flowers, providing you give it enough beer LOL

    Also love the moon shot,

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  8. nice looking mater....I almost killed my plant with too much cow poo

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  9. Dani, I just discovered another tomato so now there are three on it including the near ripe one. Quite a few starts to blooms to.

    John I've killed some plants before over fertilizing them so go with what's in the soil the first year now days.

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  10. The biggest/best tomato plant I ever grew came out of a creative septic system. I didn't know they could get to much poo. Live and learn...

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  11. Frann, I don't think I'd be wanting to eat any of those tomatoes!

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  12. Nice tomato plant David. Have always wanted to grow some of my own but I don't exactly have a green thumb :(

    Went to HEB and Walmart today and they were EXPENSIVE...so decided to pass up on them. Thankfully I live in a safe border city, so will me buying them for $9.00 pesos a kilo Friday.

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  13. BTW beautiful pictures of the moon. See you five and a half moons from tonight...

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  14. Sounds like a plan MsB, For your question in the other thread. Dave hasn't started foaming at the mouth so I guess he is OK. It may not have been Pepper that bit him. It happened so fast that it could have been either dog.

    I only had to pay $4.?? for my plant down at the Cottonwood which isn't bad for this area. Having the large tomato on it was a bonus.

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  15. No, I am pretty sure that it was Julian, my brother's dog, who bit me. I just wanted to stop them before the really hurt each other, so I did not think before jumping in. Julian was getting a little rowdy with Pepper, and she is fixed, so she did not like the idea much. No biggie, just a flesh wound. I will try to think of the tail method next time, though that may end in the same results, as dogs don't like that much.

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