My tomatoes are in!

55 tomatoes planted May 15th!

Each year I grow a lot of tomatoes, and I need a lot of tomatoes, what with being ‘The Tomato Lady’ at the Santa Fe Farmers Market later this summer. This year is no exception. Some friends of mine, Mernie and Lynne and Elodie and myself planted 55 tomatoes yesterday! And we did it in record time. I know some time was saved with the drip system in and the holes pre-dug but still it seemed to go faster this year. We acted like a smooth, oiled machine! Mernie and I went around and put all the amendments in the holes first, then I brought out the tomatoes and Mernie and I planted them while Elodie and Lynne followed behind putting up the wall of waters and then watered the plants with Seaweed and Thrive. Afterwards, I took them all to lunch as a GREAT BIG THANK YOU! I’m going to owe them a lot of tomatoes! I still have about a dozen more tomatoes to plant (front blank bed) but need to provide more drip line for them. What a relief-I almost feel like I’m back on track in the garden! Almost..

3 comments on “My tomatoes are in!

  1. Joy says:

    Congrats!! Why the powdered milk?


  2. gene solyntjes says:

    Hello Jannine,

    My tomatoes are likewise in ( in the greenhouse) and out side. it was soooooooo hard to put that Epsom salts in the hole. Tomorrow they will get Thrive and Kelp. Are Thrive and Superthrive the same thing? I hope so. Your techniques are definitely different except for planting the tomatoes DEEEEEP. I’ve not used walls of water. I admit I have never seen one. The growth comparison between greenhouse growth and outside, under FRC, should give me a comparison in this first true growing season in the High Desert.




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