Tom's Journal - Tomato beds are ready!
May 17, 2012
I am very excited as we are getting close to planting the tomatoes. I copied these towers from the Grandfather of our local gas station owner. He's 91 and still gardens vigorously everyday. The bamboo was harvested from a stand at the edge of our property and another batch is coming in this year that we'll harvest as well. It's really dense bamboo and lasts a quite few years in the garden.
Here's the math of this year: We have 25 tomato towers that each have two sides with 3 tomatoes on each side (a total of 6 per tower), for a grand total of 125 plants. We grew from seed 28 different varieties, each of which we plan on planting 3 of, so 3 x 28 = 84 plants, which leaves 41 extra spaces where we can plant more than three. We are canning/preserving everything we can this year and will want to plant extras of the best tomatoes. Could you kind folks take a look at the list here and see if any of your favorites are in it and what you'd recommend planting extras of them? Thanks, Tom
Orange and Green Zebra
Djeena Lee's Golden
Japanese Black Trifele
Hssiao His Hung Shih
San Marsano Lungo