Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I Have a Green Pinkie

After working in the garden the other day, staking up the tomato plants, I note that I do not have a green thumb. All my other fingers were definitely green, though...

I'm starting to become convinced that tomato plants will continue to grow until they reach the ground... and by staking them up, I'm just making them spread more. Anyone know if there's any truth to that notion?

1 comment:

Jonadab said...

It is possible to keep a tomato plant up and off the ground, but the only way I've ever seen it done successfully is with a proper tomato cage. (Even then you have to check on it fairly regularly.) If you're just using stakes and ties, it's much harder.