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post #21 of 37

Betcha it's a bit cramped. Ours was doing great until we pulled down over 17 inches of rain since the start of July. All tomatoes are cracking now.  th_crybaby2.gif

post #22 of 37
Thread Starter 
Hi All I got a question..I have a rabbit coming into my garden and eating my tomatoes .
I tried to keep it away by using moth balls and red pepper flakes. So far it hasn't worked ..Any suggestions?
Thanks Dan
post #23 of 37
Smoked rabbit is quite tasty... Just sayin.

Dan
post #24 of 37
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Originally Posted by DanBono View Post

Hi All I got a question..I have a rabbit coming into my garden and eating my tomatoes .
I tried to keep it away by using moth balls and red pepper flakes. So far it hasn't worked ..Any suggestions?
Thanks Dan

chicken wire!!

post #25 of 37

Mater looks great!  Everyone says my Purple ones are sweet and the best tasting ones.

 

Kat

post #26 of 37
Thread Starter 
Hi All I don't have the room to put up chicken wire fence, maybe next year . My plants are too close to the end of the garden.At least the rabbit is only eating/biting the green tomatoes that are on the bottom of the plants.I might be safe once the bottom ones are ripe n gone.
Thanks Dan
Edited by DanBono - 7/25/13 at 5:56am
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by DanBono View Post

Hi All I got a question..I have a rabbit coming into my garden and eating my tomatoes .
I tried to keep it away by using moth balls and red pepper flakes. So far it hasn't worked ..Any suggestions?
Thanks Dan

 

 Had that problem too.  .22

post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by DanBono View Post

Hi All I got a question..I have a rabbit coming into my garden and eating my tomatoes .
I tried to keep it away by using moth balls and red pepper flakes. So far it hasn't worked ..Any suggestions?
Thanks Dan
post #29 of 37
Oops hit the wrong button.... too close together.
I have squirrels taking bites out of mine. Chicken wire won't work on them. I put out a couple of dishes of water (change often to cut down on Mosquitos) as I think they are after the moisture rather than the tomato taste. Seems to work, for me at least.
post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 

Hi All More pics and a question.
Dan
San Marsano's all over the place..Plenty of sauce coming soon.biggrin.gif

 



Brandywines Don't know the name. Question is this common/cracks/green tops with Heirlooms? Makes for alot of waste. Might be cause by the heavy rains?

post #31 of 37

You would be correct!  All of us here are having the same issues.  Rain water collects in the dimple of the stem ends...and also the quicker growing from the rains...causes the splits.  NOW...that is what I was told by one of the County Extension agents...and a Master Gardener.

 

Kat

post #32 of 37
Thread Starter 
Thanks Kat I thought the cracking was caused by the heavy rains also. Maybe in time things will get better, with the drier weather.What about the green on the top of this tomatoe ,is that common for the way this heirloom grows?
Wish I new the name..I have Red Brandywines that are just fine.
Dan
post #33 of 37
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Originally Posted by DanBono View Post

Hi All I don't have the room to put up chicken wire fence, maybe next year . My plants are too close to the end of the garden.At least the rabbit is only eating/biting the green tomatoes that are on the bottom of the plants.I might be safe once the bottom ones are ripe n gone.
Thanks Dan

I have more trouble with squirrels than rabbits in that regard , but some people maintain that the animals are looking more for moisture than food so they suggest putting out a low dish of some kind that they can drink from....not sure if this applies to rabbits. But next year , a 2 foot rabbit fence will serve you well. Good luck.
post #34 of 37
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Originally Posted by KathrynN View Post

You would be correct!  All of us here are having the same issues.  Rain water collects in the dimple of the stem ends...and also the quicker growing from the rains...causes the splits.  NOW...that is what I was told by one of the County Extension agents...and a Master Gardener.

 

Kat

 

That is correct. Too much rain and heat are the cause. Growing too fast for their skin. Mine are pretty much done. Sad, I took them well into August last year. Will be pulling them out of the garden soon. We've had close to 22 inches of rain, just in July.

post #35 of 37

Dan....all of mine have the little green there too....and I have some that are heirlooms...and one plant that is just a better boy.

 

Kat

post #36 of 37
Thread Starter 
Hi All Yeah my Better Boys are doing just fine. Not as large as I would like, but plenty of nice looking tomatoes. Also my Beefsteak/Beefmaster are not as big as last year, but there are plenty of them.
Thanks Dan
post #37 of 37
Thread Starter 

Hi All the Sam Marsono's were put to good use.Fresh herbs all from the garden. Doesn't get much better.biggrin.gif


Dan

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