|Tomato Bed 2018|
The heirlooms are planted on the western most edge of the bed (circled in red) to form a shade for other tomatoes as the blazing hot Hades sun moves from East to West. These plants will be strung as they grow. The green posts form the support. Twine will be installed as the heirlooms grow and need support. Fingers crossed for a nice curtain of tomatoes. There are 1 of each: German Johnson, Kellogg's Breakfast, Old German, and Pruden's Purple. (Hmmm. Planted in alphabetical order - top to bottom. That sounds like me.)
The hybrids have cages for support. They shouldn't get very tall; but hopefully they will get heavy. There are 2 Better Boys, 1 Sweet 100 (cherry), and 1 Sun Gold (cherry).
All the plants have been stripped of their lower branches and leaves and planted deep to encourage a strong root system. Each was provided a good dose of Garden & Bloom Harvest Supreme soil amendment and some organic tomato food. Fortunately, the recent rains made the soil soft and easy to work with. Overcast skies also helped all the plants with a gentle introduction into the garden.
There are already blossoms that should thrive with the coming heat. Here's to low weeds and high tomato production this summer.