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Old 07-03-2018, 09:18 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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yep my cucumbers are going crazy now and I still have two major tomatoe plants kicking butt and those are goliath and mortgage lifter I was not impress with german pink nor san marzanos just too hot for them I guess . but I will be planting goliath and mortgage lifter again next year and another variety not sure which yet .
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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yep my cucumbers are going crazy now and I still have two major tomatoe plants kicking butt and those are goliath and mortgage lifter I was not impress with german pink nor san marzanos just too hot for them I guess . but I will be planting goliath and mortgage lifter again next year and another variety not sure which yet .
I've had the same tomato varieties do really well one year, and fail the next. Guess they're temperamental.
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Old 07-03-2018, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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I have one small Goliath tomato set about the size of a marble and an eggplant blossom... Progress. Container squash will be planted about the first week in August in large no bend over containers.
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:01 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I have one small Goliath tomato set about the size of a marble and an eggplant blossom... Progress. Container squash will be planted about the first week in August in large no bend over containers.


May I make a suggestion that you cage that goliath tomatoe and prune it back as well because mine is now about 5 ft tall and im not sure it wont fall over I mean I have it tied up to 2x4s now but I really wish I had caged it now .
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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May I make a suggestion that you cage that goliath tomatoe and prune it back as well because mine is now about 5 ft tall and im not sure it wont fall over I mean I have it tied up to 2x4s now but I really wish I had caged it now .
I bought over 300' of a field fence to make cages out of. Mine will be pruned to 2 stems using a special pruning method that leaves a lot of shade and grow power. The cage will be just big enough in diameter to fit around the planter it is growing in. I have rebar to drive in the ground to tie the cage to as it does get windy here on the plateau. Biggest worry here are the deer... They are almost domesticated. This morning I found where they had topped every single blackberry. Those varmints came right down the row... Need to find a jerky maker.
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Should I cut back my Cherokee Purple? It's almost 6ft and I have nothing more than the stake it's tied to now...

no more height of stake left but it's still growing like mad!
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Old 07-03-2018, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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I'd drive another stout stake and let it grown down that one. That works in greenhouses where tomato vines may reach 20'.
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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Grow down? Not sure what you mean...
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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I think for the fun of it I will build a 10' long or so arbor and plant tomatoes on both sides of it. Two arbors actually. One that can be topped with clear visqueen to prevent them being drowned during periods of heavy rain for disease prevention. The idea is to walk through and pick tomatoes from underneath.. Maybe it's crazy but I've done crazy before and it worked. After 40+ years of dealing with fungus problems from wet leaves maybe this will work. There used to also be a green material for mixing with water and spraying the overhead covering of greenhouses to weaken the sun during the mid day intensity of the rays that can sunburn the fruit. Then there is the old idea I could never implement and that was to build a greenhouse top on a set of wheels or rails or ? so it could be rolled away once temps warmed up during the day and back at night. Maybe ripe tomatoes in mid June.. For a small area micro managed a dozen plants or so can be planted on ground that can be warmed early with bacterial action. No keeping the highways hot next season... It's time to play.
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Old 07-03-2018, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Grow down? Not sure what you mean...
As new growth comes attached it so the vine is going down instead of up. Greenhouse varieties can go up 10' and back down 10'. A few years back kits were sold for hanging basket tomatoes where they only grew down... Hope this will work. The question is how many stems is the plant trimmed to?
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