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Old 2 June 2020, 13:26
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I just let my Nabors, grow them for me, all ways taste better that way.
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Old 2 June 2020, 14:38
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They are also pretty susceptible to fungus splashing up from dirt onto the leaves. Lots of folks suggest trimming any lower leaves that can contact the ground.

Riserslip, itís more a function of them taking up calcium with the water integrates to blossom end rot.
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Old 2 June 2020, 15:05
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Thanks everyone. I did some research on how to trim them, get rid of suckers, cut the bottom set of branches off, water just the stem and out away from stem to encourage the roots to grow outward. Good stuff.
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Old 2 June 2020, 20:16
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Indeterminate and determinant make a difference in how you prune too. Indeterminate are like a vine and will just keep growing up. Determinant are more like a bush and will only get so high. Indeterminates are better with trellises I think.
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Old 3 June 2020, 05:59
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I just let my Nabors, grow them for me, all ways taste better that way.
I heard about those Nabors. Jim was a helluva tomato and cucumber guy!
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Old 3 June 2020, 08:16
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I think he hauled his salad in the back end of a Hudson.
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Old 3 June 2020, 19:37
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Indeterminate and determinant make a difference in how you prune too. Indeterminate are like a vine and will just keep growing up. Determinant are more like a bush and will only get so high. Indeterminates are better with trellises I think.
Indeterminate and I have cages for them. Should get over 6' tall. Can't wait for them to start producing.

One of my favorite homemade juices is apple, carrot and tomato.

Man, is it sweet, but good. Not one ounce of sweetner.
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Old 3 June 2020, 20:00
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A few years ago I did an above ground planter 4'X6'X18". Got my Miracle Grow soil, 3 bags of chicken poop all mixed up and watered.

I love growing big tomatoes so I planted 2 Big Beef plants. They should produce 12-16 ounce fruit. I cannot wait to slice one for a Bacon and Tomato sammich.

Watering; I am weak with this. How often should I water the plants when there is no fruit and the plants are small. How often should I water when there is fruit?

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Sprinkle in some Epson salts next time you water and stand back.

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Old 3 June 2020, 20:03
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They are also pretty susceptible to fungus splashing up from dirt onto the leaves. Lots of folks suggest trimming any lower leaves that can contact the ground.

Riserslip, itís more a function of them taking up calcium with the water integrates to blossom end rot.
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Thanks everyone. I did some research on how to trim them, get rid of suckers, cut the bottom set of branches off, water just the stem and out away from stem to encourage the roots to grow outward. Good stuff.
Once your plants are well established, pinch off the 'limbs' below 8 inches and later 12 inches.

This will help with the fungus...
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I always cut off the suckers as well. Didnít know the scientific reason, just hand me down that I stuck too.
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Old 19 June 2020, 11:51
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We’ve had more than 7” of rain just this week. Over 4” in one day alone. Localized flooding, streams/rivers are not fishable. Luckily, my small garden is doing okay so far. I found some organic pest/mite/fungicide spray that seems to work. I did have to divert some runoff around one area of garden.

I spend at least 1 entire day of the week on garden/yard work. I can’t imagine having a large garden that needed tending to every day.
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Old 19 June 2020, 12:04
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I spend at least 1 entire day of the week on garden/yard work. I canít imagine having a large garden that needed tending to every day.
Having too large of a garden can sometimes be the results of outside influences. Amazing how friends and family always want you to have a bigger garden so they can keep the rewards, but are never around to help in "The Monster Garden" that looks cool until you have to work it everyday.

I say have a garden only as big as "You" are willing to work in and the rest can grovel over scraps if there are any.
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Old 19 June 2020, 12:42
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Old 21 June 2020, 08:24
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The F@#king deer have decimated my garden.

Bought some deer repellent that is made from rotten eggs whites.

I'd rather use lead poisoning
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Old 21 June 2020, 08:35
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The F@#king deer have decimated my garden.

Bought some deer repellent that is made from rotten eggs whites.

I'd rather use lead poisoning
Rabbits and birds for me. Had to throw down some Plantskydd and bird netting to keep both out. Add in some lead going down range and my rabbit/bird problem is going away.
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Old 21 June 2020, 08:56
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Irregular water in tomatoes can lead to blossom and rot.
We also do not water the plant, just the roots. No spraying and praying, I hold the hose at the base of the plant. We are in the process of installing soaker hoses to the water catchment system. You CAN over water tomatoes. The stems get yellow and mushy. If they get brown and brittle, too little water is typically the culprit.
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Old 21 June 2020, 09:14
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I use the monofilament netting they sell at lowes and engineer pickets around mine. I put it in after I plow and remove in the fall. They sell thin stuff that's about $20 per 100', but it tears up easily. I bought the thicker stuff that is about $50 and I'm on my 3d year with it. Without it they would eat mine down to the ground.
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Old 21 June 2020, 09:28
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There is a doe and a two week old fawn( I saw the fawn shortly after it was born, laying along the fenceline by the creek) that have demolished only the tops of Ma's strawberry bed. It has been a major producer for several years now. I am only growing peppers, tomatoes and herbs this year, so the deer leave my stuff alone. I get my salad and vegetable intake from the many weeds growing, mostly purslane, lamb's quarters, curly dock, and mallow.
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Old 24 June 2020, 19:19
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Old 24 June 2020, 19:31
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The F@#king deer have decimated my garden.

Bought some deer repellent that is made from rotten eggs whites.

I'd rather use lead poisoning
All you need to do is Juss PISS around in different areas you can also piss in your garden BUT NOT on the plants,

I know you are thinking Wildman has flip his lid.
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