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RE: Tomato branches breaking and tomatoes falling (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: b_kCT on 07.11.2012 at 09:55 pm in Growing Tomatoes Forum

What Dave said. Tomatoes, especially indeterminate ones need constant upgrades as far as supports go. Yours obviously outgrew those little cages, so you need to play catch up to accommodate their staking needs. Next year you might want to rethink those cages altogether ;)

Perhaps look into florida weave for this year. Just need some sticks and twine. If you're not into twine, I got myself these this year for tying and they are awesome: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_0_12?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=velcro+plant+ties&sprefix=velcro+plantaps188

I got them for under $5 for 75 foot roll. And I think you can reuse them for a few years.

Here is a link that might be useful: velcro ties


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clipped on: 07.12.2012 at 03:23 pm    last updated on: 07.12.2012 at 03:23 pm

RE: Tomato branches breaking and tomatoes falling (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: qaguy on 07.12.2012 at 12:34 am in Growing Tomatoes Forum

Definitely have hubby cut some more bamboo to use as
stakes. Then you could tie them together for better
structural integrity. Tie the vines to the stakes.

Same principal I use for my PVC cages. But if you have
lots of bamboo that size, I'd use those.

Here's a tip to pound those stakes into the ground. Get
a piece of pipe big enough to go over the stakes. Put
a cap on one end. Then slide the open end over the bamboo
and pound away. Mark them so you know when you've a foot
or so into the ground. Works like a charm with my PVC.

I'd also cut the bottom of the bamboo on an angle (say 45 degrees or so). That will help it penetrate the roots.

Below is a link to my PVC cage page, just in case you're
interested. They work wonderfully in a small urban garden
like yours appears to be.

Here is a link that might be useful: The Matkey tomato cage


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clipped on: 07.12.2012 at 03:22 pm    last updated on: 07.12.2012 at 03:22 pm

LOOKING for: Mango Ginger Thai Hot Pepper Jelly Recipe

posted by: ejh805 on 07.12.2012 at 03:12 pm in Recipe Exchange Forum

Hey everyone!

First time posting in the recipe boards and I hope someone out there has made something like this before :)

I'm looking to make a pepper jelly using mangos, ginger root, and Thai Hot Peppers (the variety I have is Thai Birds eye, and they range up there with habeneros)

I've looked all over the internet and cannot seem to find any recipes specifically using the kind of pepper that I'm wanting to. Canning is a time intensive process, and I'd really rather have something to go off of than make this from experimentation, you know?

Thanks in advance!!
-Emily

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