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c053271 January 8, 2018 03:20 PM

After hurricane Maria small garden
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My small tomate garden is doing good after hurricane Maria althought bacterial spot already made its appareance. It is milder now that i am using only organic fertilizers and compost made from rabitt poo. I am growing big beef ,SS100 and russian krim. I hope this photos brights yours long winter days. Hello from the caribbean

greenthumbomaha January 8, 2018 03:50 PM

Nice haul, Jose! Those are loaded!

Some of our members here in warmer regions have very good luck growing orange tomatoes like Orange Minsk. I love their flavor, but they are late to ripen in my cold area.

- Lisa

KarenO January 8, 2018 04:12 PM

Your tomatoes look great. I am glad to see growing and recovery after the terrible storm and ongoing difficulties in restoring power and otherwise assisting the people of Puerto.
Do you have enough seeds? I would be happy to send some.

bower January 8, 2018 04:39 PM

They look wonderful! What a nice crop. :D Thanks for sharing a ray of sunshine! 8-)

brownrexx January 8, 2018 06:50 PM

So glad you got your garden growing. Your plants are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing. We are having snow and sleet all day and it's 24 degrees so your photos are indeed a ray of sunshine!

ddsack January 8, 2018 09:18 PM

Your tomato plants are looking wonderful! It's so nice to see green and growing things for some of us in the frozen north.

PhilaGardener January 8, 2018 09:30 PM

Wonderful your garden is growing well! Good luck for a great harvest!

MdTNGrdner January 8, 2018 10:25 PM

They look beautiful! Looks like a great crop coming along. Thanks for the sunshine!

c053271 January 9, 2018 03:01 AM

Thank you all for the best wishes. Karen if you have seeds from nematode resistant varieties i will gladly take them ��. I will try to grow orange tomatoes in the future. Thanks for the tip.

ginger2778 January 9, 2018 06:39 AM

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Thank you all for the best wishes. Karen if you have seeds from nematode resistant varieties i will gladly take them ��. I will try to grow orange tomatoes in the future. Thanks for the tip.

Put a barrier between your tomatoes and the nematodes. Problem solved. I use the plastic bags that the potting mix and fertilizers come in. The larger pots are Earthboxes, they have a solid bottom nematodes can't get in from, but the 7 gallon pots you see are just landscape pots with holes in the bottom, with a cut layer of plastic bag between them and the native soil.

KarenO January 9, 2018 03:19 PM

:) take Marsha’s good advice and you can expand your variety wish list to almost anything :

c053271 January 10, 2018 06:50 AM

I will take Marsha's advice. It is very sad to lost a entire plant to bacterial wilt because nematodes harm the roots. If earthboxes were cheaper lol. But i can look for cheaper alternatives. Thanks.

maxjohnson January 10, 2018 06:48 PM

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Try fabric grow bags, you just have to separate it from the ground.

I've determined the ideal grow bag size for me is probably 7-gallon, which is closer to the actual volume of a 5-gallon bucket. It's the right size so that the bag is not too heavy and can be carried around without killing your back.

I'm eager to try these because it have a design that let you insert sticks to make a trellis, quite convenient.

Also I find the 7 to 10-gallon ones can fit nicely into milk crates. Just finished setting these up for my neighbor:

(It's purchased sand that they put there, maybe I should put some bricks underneath the milk crates just to be safe.)

c053271 January 11, 2018 12:00 AM

thanks for the info. next season i will do the grow bag set up. 10 gallon will be enough for a indeterminate?

maxjohnson January 11, 2018 01:40 AM

I have had success with 5 gallons, so my opinion is 10 gallon is more than adequate. For grow bags, a 10 gallon is going to seem more like 8 gallon in person, which is still enough.

If you order them, check the description for the dimension.

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