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   PastimesGardening and Especially Tomato Growing


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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3422)7/1/2021 9:48:34 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Bernie,

I bet you still have Grandma's favorite recipes.

Bob

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From: Cogito Ergo Sum7/11/2021 2:24:00 AM
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Bob and Sun

This is going to be a 5 year plan garden :)

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3424)7/11/2021 9:29:01 AM
From: robert b furman
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Hi Bernie,

That's pretty fast work.

My garden has been a 10 year expansion. This year I added a small orchard of 5 Lappin cherry trees, 4 Honeycrisp apples, one Italian plum tree, one Bartlett pear and one Clapp pear tree.

It has really added to my front yard.

New to my tomato plants this year are two tomatillo plants for my green salsa.

I also have changed my cucumber plants to a hybrid from Jungs, and they are currently twice as tall as my garden dancers which were the most productive last year.

It's always nice to see a new seed become the most productive.

Time to go spray and fertilize my tomatoes, they now have small fruit showing up.

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3425)7/11/2021 9:04:35 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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Well 5 years is an estimate LOL

U know we won't be done until we pass LOL

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3426)7/11/2021 9:25:57 PM
From: robert b furman
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Amen brother Bernie,

I spent the entire day chain sawing boxelders, fertilizing tomatoes and pine trees, and digging out large rocks so I can use them as borders on our perennial flower mulch beds.

Not to mention mowed 4 acres.

I'm beat!

I also sprayed a fungicide on my tomatoes as they now have fruit starting. I also added some Tomato Maker fertilizer, they are a deep green and growing tall!

It is an exciting time in the garden, and I can not be there enough just observing what is growing.

So far it has been a perfect growing season - may it continue.

I feel some salsa coming my way! LOL

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3427)7/11/2021 9:32:37 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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I am just so happy I got all those grow op pots LOL... I am removing plants and manually separating out the evil goutweed (and thetch which is not as bad) .. Tedious but required... I am discouraged so many mis planted plants.. Like Solomon Seal in full sun !!! and a beautiful Ligularia starting to get fried :( ?? They go first into pots... I will have my own nursery LOL

but the work is good eh ? :)

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3428)7/11/2021 9:46:10 PM
From: robert b furman
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Work is good, but goatweed is bad!

LOL

Bob

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To: robert b furman who wrote (3429)7/11/2021 9:48:08 PM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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Well the variegated is less bad.. but I will overcome.. I am a a mission form God.. to quote the Blues Bros... Using my brain to countervail stupid human choices :)

The strength does come from above I think...

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To: Cogito Ergo Sum who wrote (3430)9/15/2021 1:03:28 AM
From: sense
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I am in my third season, now, of having a rogue patch of tomatoes that is grown by sheer and utter neglect. Given we've had a severe drought since early spring, and weeks of excessive heat with summer temperatures up over 115 F, I'd thought it was a lost cause... but, following the first rains after the drought / heat wave ended, i saw a few sprouts emerge from beneath the litter. They've grown quite literally like weeds... and are now quite large and sprawling plants, and in full flower, covered in more flowers than i've ever seen on a tomato, the flowering now sustained over the last two weeks. The lawn might be mostly dead... the local wildlife population have been decimated... but there might still be a bounty of feral tomatoes before first frost...

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To: sense who wrote (3431)9/15/2021 7:22:29 AM
From: Cogito Ergo Sum
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That is so ironic.. my mom's front yard is still a mess. Sewage issues .. cannot get landscaping done (big job) before fall.. so in middle of mess a feral tomato plant growing loaded with cherry roma tomatoes... in a virtual desert :)The old plant from last year was 30 ft away... one seed made it :) Nature is truly awesome...

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