Tomatoes

May. 4th, 2011 11:03 am
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Right, so, people seemed to be interested in tomato reviews. Like I said before, I live in the California Bay Area; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 9a/9b, Sunset Zone 15. These reviews are merely my experiences, so feel free to disagree if I have slighted your favorite tomato. ^_^

Lots of tomatoes under the cut! )
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Hello all! Seeing other people's photos has made me even more impatient for my seeds to sprout and my seedlings to get big enough for transplant. The recent warm weather isn't helping either...

So, I'm in the California Bay Area; USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 9a/9b, Sunset Zone 15. The weather this year was really weird - dry over the winter and then several huge rainstorms just when I'd usually start planting (it was so wet my peas - sugar snap and snow - rotted in the ground. That has never happened to me before.) As a result, I feel like I'm behind in getting my garden started.

I mostly grow vegetables at the moment, and I have a rather cottage-garden sensibility when comes to landscaping and flowers. I love roses, but since I'm renting at the moment, I can't really indulge myself there.

Photos thisaway. )

help? ):

Nov. 11th, 2010 02:20 pm
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Hi all! I am new to gardening, and I am not sure what to do about a tomato plant I saved from my mother's windowsill.

It's, currently, close to being two feet tall — I would say it's about fifty centimeters. It's not in a pot; it's in a plastic food container that isn't even full of soil and the roots are being held in by a biodegradable "pot" made of compost. Which is about eight centimeters deep and wide. This is...far too small and should be transplanted to a large pot, since I can't transplant it outside.

But my problem is the plant is infested. I haven't quite figured out with what, but I am betting spider mites will be joining their buggy friends soon. (I think I found eggs, sob.) They seem to be mostly gathered around the bottom of the container.

SO. Is it okay to transplant this poor plant while I treat the infestation? Or should I try to eliminate the bugs and then transplant? ...does it even matter?
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Argh! My tomatoes have started to get blight!

I have pulled them all off, and will be chopping and freezing them so I can make green tomato chutney later (no time right now!).

The plants will be bagged up and taken to the tip.

What should I do with the soil? Can I add it to my garden (they were in buckets) as long as it's not in the potato bed, or should I junk that too?

Advice please!

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