|The pole is from an old Concord grape that I got rid of - Grapes are yucky.|
|My assistant Yvette.|
|Grass naps are amazing!|
|Bone meal and veggie/tomato fertilizer.|
I dig a circle out around the plant, so that when I water, there is a well around the base of the plant and the water stays put. The hill of dirt around the plant does spread out with the first watering in, but there is still a nice well for the water. Makes it a lot easier when the plants are large and I can't see under them.
Then I set the cages over the top and mulch around them with my grass clippings to help keep the weeds down and keep the moisture in. A sturdy cage is a must! Cannot stress that enough.
This year's tomato list is:
- Brandywine Red
- Brandywine Yellow
- Japanese Black Trifele
- Jaune Flame
- Paul Robeson
- Yellow Perfection - First time growing this one.
I'm still on the lookout for Caspian Pink, which is my all time favorite.
|and bob's your uncle - Here is a picture from 2012.|