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Old April 4, 2014   #1
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My neighbors from H E double toothpicks have a leak in their sprinkler system. I've had two sprinkler guys out (thinking it was mine), and the second guy found it was coming from their property. He let them know, and I let them know. The water is keeping the dirt wet along the fence line. Been going on a year now. They still haven't fixed it. They don't use their sprinklers.

So I asked my fiancé to dig me out a patch there to grow some tomatoes. I only hope they aren't too moist, but once it gets hot every day they won't fry in the heat.

Unless they drown first, LOL.

I planted two Black Krim and two Cherokee Purple. They will get full sun all day along that fence line.
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Maybe you could make a raised bed there instead of planting at ground level...not sure if that might help. If the fence is solid, is there enough sun?

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I guess I'm lucky he was willing to dig it out. That side of the fence sees direct sun from mid morning to the late afternoon / early evening. Gets a good baking in the summer. We shall see if they live, thrive, or die. Worst case I lose four tomato plants. I was going to put a canna Lilly there but thought, oh what the heck let's see what happens.
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Sounds good- hope all goes well! If it gets too hot during the summer, you could try some shadecloth.

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Free water..Why not!
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I would ask the neighbors if they would mind injecting in some fertilizer, ...as long as they're going to water my garden.

So, how are those Black Krims doing?

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Worst case I lose four tomato plants. I was going to put a canna Lilly there but thought, oh what the heck let's see what happens.

Best case scenario your tommies get a continual supply of water - no BER for you! Sounds very much worth a try. I hope it works well for you!

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Well, good on you. No sense in wasting such a valuable resource...especially at their expense.
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I'd put some water melons and okra there. Maybe Armenian cucumbers.
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