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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Nice thread!

 

This is first year I did some gardening of my own and planted some grape tomatoes and a bunch of different herbs. I underestimated the tomatoes and now that corner of the yard looks like a jungle. I don't mind that too much cause we've been eating some version of caprese almost every day lately.

Here is a pic of today's harvest of tomatoes plus Basil (not basil)

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~ Valeria
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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Valeria K wrote:

Nice thread!

 

This is first year I did some gardening of my own and planted some grape tomatoes and a bunch of different herbs. I underestimated the tomatoes and now that corner of the yard looks like a jungle. I don't mind that too much cause we've been eating some version of caprese almost every day lately.

Here is a pic of today's harvest of tomatoes plus Basil (not basil)

479C52E6-7640-43BE-8221-D60EEB01FC08.jpg


 Those are absolutely jealous-makingly beautiful. Basil looks as if he is wondering whether they are edible or not. 

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
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That's a cool picture of Basil and the tomatoes! 

 

Well done! In order for the tomatoes not to look like a jungle, and to lower their chances of them getting mildew, I advise you to tie the branches to a stake. I'll take pictures of mine for you.

 

Now that the summer is nearly over, mildew is the ennemy. If you note leaves that don't look to good, hurry up, cut them away - and trow them far from your tomatoes.

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Renata S Member Since: Jun 10, 2014
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@Nichola L wrote:


 Those are absolutely jealous-makingly beautiful. Basil looks as if he is wondering whether they are edible or not. 


 They're also really pretty (in addition to having a cute dog posing with them).  What varieties are they?

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Nichola L Member Since: Mar 13, 2015
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@Renata S wrote:

@Nichola L wrote:


 Those are absolutely jealous-makingly beautiful. Basil looks as if he is wondering whether they are edible or not. 


 They're also really pretty (in addition to having a cute dog posing with them).  What varieties are they?


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In France (or in Brittany) If you buy them in the supermarkets, they call them tomates d'antan (literally: tomatoes of yesteryear), and they are wickedly expensive. 

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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
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@Valeria K wrote:

 

This is first year I did some gardening of my own and planted some grape tomatoes and a bunch of different herbs. I underestimated the tomatoes and now that corner of the yard looks like a jungle. I don't mind that too much cause we've been eating some version of caprese almost every day lately.

Here is a pic of today's harvest of tomatoes plus Basil (not basil)

 


Valeria, this is how I keep my tomatoes out of trouble. I used to have jungles too, but I find it better to keep them tidy, with branches tied to a pole. I also stop branches from growing near the ground by cutting them. This because when it rains, if the leaves touch the ground, I think they start bringing mildew to the tomatoe plants, and then every thing is ruined. I took this photo this evening for you:

 

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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Thanks, Luce! That's definitely a much better way to stake tomatoes than the emergency contraption I ended up building around my plants when I realized how big they would grow. I'll be more prepared next year. 

~ Valeria
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Luce N Member Since: Oct 9, 2016
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That's what's fun about gardening, year after year you learn from your mistakes. 

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Valeria K Moderator Member Since: Mar 6, 2014
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The other day I was watering all the tomato plants in my garden and thought about this two-year-old thread. It deserves to be bumped up.

Luce, I think you'll be proud of me, my tomatoes are much better supported this year and I'm determined to keep them tidy. 

How are everybody's gardens doing this year? Taking care of my indoor and outdoor plants has really helped me stay somewhat sane and balanced during these past few crazy months.

~ Valeria
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