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25 February 2010 @ 06:14 pm
spring planting time  
The tomatoes are in! Or at least the first batch, I'm hoping to find a couple of good heritage tomatoes to round out the collection, but I put in Early Girl, Better Boy, and a Sweet 100 cherry tomato. PreviouslyI had used the conical kind of premade tomato frame, but they were too short and awkward so this year I returned to the tradition of my father(s) and wired cylinders together from steel netting. As a result the backs of my hands look like my cat has been attacking them, but they look quite tidy along the side of the house.
mikkeneko on February 26th, 2010 04:23 am (UTC)
Tomatoes! Geez! Already? When I helped my dad with tomato gardens in Pennsylvania, we couldn't get them in the ground until May, sometimes June.
Lauratavella on February 26th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
San Jose, land of almost no frost! We are well into spring now, it starts somewhere around the end of January/beginning of February. In fact, my tomatoes have sometimes overwintered successfully if I plant them against the south-facing wall. Not this year, everything had to be pulled out so the house could be painted. I've harvested tomatoes post-Thanksgiving most years.