Posted in Farming, Gardening, Gardening, growing tomatoes, growing your own vegetables, Organic Tomatoes, tagged cucumber planting, dusk garden pics, farm, garden tips on tomatoes, gardening, gardening tips, growing cucumbers, pickle recpie, tomato growing tips, tomato plants, watering tomatoes on July 10, 2011 |
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Tomato Growing Tip: Water your tomatoes regularly before the leaves appear wilted.
- Watering tomatoes is the most important element in growing tomatoes
- Tomatoes are 90 to 95 percent water and need about 1-inch of water per week. More for sandy soil.
- Maintain even soil moisture.
- Don’t let the soil completely dry out.
- Soak the soil when watering down to 6 inches.
- Water the base, not the leaves.
- Never over-water, which can happen if your site has poor drainage.
- The best control for cracking is a constant and regular water supply.
Cucumbers need at least eight hours of sun every day and rich soil. They are frost-sensitive and prefer warm, humid weather to produce a good crop. Cucumbers are 90 percent water, so adequate watering throughout the growing season is vital to get a juicy crop.
There are four types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling, space-savers and the ever-popular burpless cucumber. These are pickling cucumbers. We like them cause they’re smaller, faster growing, delicious raw and make great pickles.
Look out! It’s Santa Crow. I woke up to find this in the rear field. My neighbors put him there to scare away the deer. He’s over 5′ tall and I think he’s doing his job. Jake saw him this morning and was barking like crazy. Aesthetically, it’s a bit of an eye sore but we’ll keep him till we can make something better. Ho! Ho! Ho!
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Where have I been? Great question and I’ll give you the quick answer. I was critically ill. Crazy huh? I posted that I had a fever and stomach flu well, that’s what the ER said. A day or so later I went to my GP and he admitted me to the hospital immediately. I ended up with a pretty bad case of double pneumonia. 12 days later, I’m regaining my strength back here on the farm.
Here are some pictures I just took of the farm. My theme was beauty and color. No, I’m not turning soft just yet just thought we could all use a little more beauty in our days.
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