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This year was very wet. The side of the yard that I normally place my garden was wet 3 weeks past Easter. I had to go to the driest part of the yard next to the bedrooms. This was a plus because I can sit in the AC and watch my garden. I planted 24 tomatoes and half of them were heirloom tomatoes, the others are better boys. I fertilized wit a small amount of triple 13 every 2 weeks. With that said I have 9 foot plants.

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And you cant forget my tin man for keeping the deer away

I was not able to put a garden in last year because of the rain.
The cupboard was so bare with out my wife’s tomatoes sitting on the shelves.

Now off the subject the wife and I took a little trip to the Smokies.
There are some very pretty scenes of wildlife and mountains. If you care to watch.

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~



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DS

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posted 265 days ago

9 foot tomato plants! Who ever heard of such a thing!

Good luck getting the ones at the top.

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Dave Bardin

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posted 265 days ago

Thank you DS

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~

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Dusty56

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posted 265 days ago

You’re going to need an apple picking ladder !! LOL
Best wishes.

-- Where would we be without the farmers ?

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Dave Bardin

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posted 265 days ago

Thanks Dusty ;)

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~

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jroot

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posted 264 days ago

Wow. Very impressive.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Dave Bardin

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posted 264 days ago

Thank you jroot

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 263 days ago

Those are some impressive looking tomato plants! I like your tin scarecrow, too. : )

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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Dave Bardin

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posted 263 days ago

Thank you. Today they started falling over at there tops. I had to get some poles and tie them to the top of the stakes. I then laid the tops over and tied them to the new poles. I do believe one of them had reached 11 foot.

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~

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MsDebbieP

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posted 260 days ago

best tomato plants I’ve ever seen!!

And I love that you can sit in the cool house and watch the garden grow… haha.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Dave Bardin

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posted 259 days ago

Thanks you Ms Debbie!

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~

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jroot

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posted 259 days ago

Reminds me of some tomato plants I saw whilst on a tour of a distillery in Scotland a few years ago. They decided to use the heated water to run through a greenhouse before discharging it into the sea. The plants were mammoth. I calculated one at being 20 feet long up and over trellises within the greenhouse. and covered with tomatoes as well.

-- jroot ....... Southern Ontario .......... grow zone 5A ...................."Gardening is an exercise in optimism." ....... . . Author Unknown

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Dave Bardin

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posted 258 days ago

Jroot I don’t think I will get that big but. I have one reaching 10 foot. And some fist sized tomatoes in groups of 5 and 6 .
Warm water…
hmmmmm
Solar hydroponics could be in the future.
I bet they were a site to see.

-- No mater where you go there you are ~dave~

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MsDebbieP

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posted 258 days ago

I hope you try it and you post photos!! :)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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