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Thursday, May 17, 2018

 

Container garden [update][update @ 15:00 hrs

Just came in from the back yard when it started raining. Got the squash and cukes pollinated. Went to Home Depot last night and got two more sheets of concrete mesh and started making two more cages. Got one done and set that on the deck. I then started on the other one until it started raining. Got two tomato boxes that have tomatoes growing above the first short cages I put in. Got behind on my cage making.

Update 15:00 hrs

Only a short rain. Stopped just after I posted earlier. Went out and built the second cage and slid each cage over the plant in the wooden container. Fastened those two down to the box like I mentioned on another post. While sliding the cages down over the plants and into the box I got some tomato branch breakage on each plant. Tried to hold the cage with one hand and work the tomato branches up  and out of the way while sliding the cage done. Maybe two lower branches on each plant. The plant should survive and produce with out those lower branches. Same thing happen when I done the last set of cages and they are surviving.

I see some new shoots coming out here and there on the lower part of the plant any how.

I have two more tomato plants in pails that need their taller cage. They will do for now with the small cage they already have. The Sweet Million tomato plant sure is a slow grower. Has small leaves on it also. The Sweet Million tomato plant grows tall also. 

Planted a 5 inch pot with water melon seed while out there. The kind that only has a small water melon when full size.

I will need to build cages for the muskmelon and water melon when I put them in their wooden container to train the vines to grow on the cage.

Told my wife I could go to the Goodwill store and buy used bras and support the melons on the cages with those. That got a rise out of her.Green laugh


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