2009 Tomatoes

Discussion in 'Tomatoes' started by cajunsmoke13, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    With all this rain, my tomatoes have taken off like crazy. Here are some pics. Should have some maters in no time.
     
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, this time of year I miss living there in the South. Another two weeks here before I can even put mine in!

    Real nice plants you have there, and congratulations [​IMG]
     
  3. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looking good---

    mine will go in about may 1[​IMG]
     
  4. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    MAN! We have another two weeks or so here also. We used to go by Mother's Day rule of thumb, but we've been pushing it up the last couple of years.

    Good lookin maters!!
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good my friend, be sure and update us once they bloom.
     
  6. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those plants look really good and green. If ya have a bunch, pick a few green ones and make some fried green tomatoes [​IMG]
     
  7. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    We always get a bunch of different type tomatoes, this year burpee came out with a seedless tomato...can't wait to see how it tastes!
     
  8. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks good Cajun.....can't wait ta get mine in da ground!
    [​IMG]
     
  9. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    campbells soup co sent me some free tomatoe seeds--

    1 broke thru the jiffy 7 peat pellets today---

    i will keep all newborns under cfl's 10 days or so---

    then to my buckets/////[​IMG]
     
  10. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    How'd you get Campbells to send ya free seeds?? [​IMG]
     
  11. slanted88

    slanted88 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Yeah Man...Them Mater's are on the roll!
     
  12. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  13. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Of course too much rain is not always a good thing for maters. More so when the have already bloomed though. I would also suggest some larger cages. We started using standard Field Fence formed into a cage for our maters. I drive a wood stake into the ground and tie them to cage to secure them so they won't fall over.
    I still have a Winter source producing maters, but its on its last legs. Waiting for the Spring planting which are just starting to bloom.
     
  14. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good idea Flash on the cage. Need to try that. Probably went a little small on the cages. Had to stake them today. they are growing so much, the cage can't hold them in. Best tomatoes yet for me.
     
  15. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Here is my current setup. The wind just wrecked havoc on those standard tomato cages.
     
  16. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks Flash. Good idea
     
  17. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Wow, you guys have me so jealous.
    My tomatoes want nothing more than to get in the ground but I have another week or so and one final tilling to do.
    Can't wait though, Jersey tomato straight off the vine with a little salt...better than sex!
     
  18. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I went to concrete re-inforcing wire.4 feet tall and make as round as you need.I would give you a few, but pretty far away.I have some well over twenty years old in perfect shape.I just cut bottom ring off and jam the 6 inch spikes in ground.
     
  19. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    My best maters yet. Growing like crazy. Maters on most of the plants. These were Better Boys.
     
  20. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for sharing those nice pics. It must be nice to have room to spread things around. Looks like you'll have a good summer my friend.
     

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