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Re: Feels like summer

  • Subject: Re: Feels like summer
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 20:43:09 -0500

I much prefer growing everything in the ground. Natural. I like looking at other people's containers, but I don't grow that way - unless it is something I'm selling.

Kitty
neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "james singer" <inlandjim1@q.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 1:17 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Feels like summer


I found that--limited production--true of tomatoes in hanging baskets,
never mind upside down. Shade is likely part of the problem but so too
is limited soil volume for root development. Even the famous Patio
tomato requires a fairly substantial pot size to reach its production
potential.

On Apr 21, 2009, at 9:04 AM, Jesse Bell wrote:

I will say this...the upside down ones did not produce much fruit.
BUT - I
think it's because they didn't get enough sun.  They were hanging on
our
back porch.  The ones that I had in BIG clay pots, on the ground,
produced a
lot - and had more sun.  But they were not the same kind of tomato.
Guess
you'd have to do the experiment type thing, same plant, same location,
different potting styles and see what happens.



On 4/21/09, holmesbm@usit.net <holmesbm@usit.net> wrote:

My neighbors are trying some this year.  You constantly feed them
with
water and fertilizer.  I guess they are handy for those with
porches.  Last
year, one of the same neighbors tried pots.  I gave him a volunteer
that he
put in the ground.  The ground one outproduced the potted.  I am very
curious to see how these upside-down ones do.


[Original Message]
From: james singer <inlandjim1@q.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Date: 4/21/2009 11:44:46 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Feels like summer

My thought exactly. I suppose it's possible... it's just not
probable.

On Apr 21, 2009, at 8:18 AM, Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/
SCOSI wrote:

Are those the upside-down planters? My sister bought some. I am
thinking
that millions of years of evolution programmed roots to grow down
and
leaves to grow up, so turning it over would be a setback...but if
people
have fun with it all the better.

Cyndi


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-
gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf Of Betsy Kelson
Sent: Tuesday, April 21, 2009 4:25 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Feels like summer

Well Cyndi,
      I have found that folks are just crazy for tomatoes and
will do
anythng for them. This is the first year that we carried Topsy
Turvy
Tomato
planters(AS SEEN ON TV) Folks can buy them on QVC, at Home Depot,
and at
our
garden center. And at $15 a pop, we have had to do little to
promote
them.
Funny!!!
      My sunday was not as pleasant as yours though. DH and I
shoveled
away 31" of heavy snow on the driveway and in front of the
garage. It
only
took us 4 hours in the sun. It should be in the 60's here during
the
week.

Hang on Spring isn't over yet in the Rockies

betsy
evergreen co 31 degrees at 6am
----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnson, Cyndi D Civ USAF AFMC 95 CS/SCOSI"
<cyndi.johnson@edwards.af.mil>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, April 20, 2009 5:26 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Feels like summer


It was a very short while ago I was complaining about being cold.
Someone turned up the thermostat, because now we're getting
temps in
the
90s. Ah spring, can't make up its mind what to do.
Saturday we rode with a group we just joined, a longish ride
through
some hills to a local restaurant. Never been there before, very
horsey
area obviously since the place has several hitching rails outside.
Nice
weather. Fewer wildflowers than I expected to see, it is already
getting
too dry for them. Ceanothus is in bloom though, I wish it would
grow
in
my garden.
Sunday was even hotter. I pulled the row cover off the peas and
the
bed
of lettuce and spinach. Peas are looking pretty good. Lettuce and
spinach, what's there looks good but the germination is spotty. I
always
wonder why I get the kinds of germination I do. I'll have one row
where
half of it doesn't germinate, other rows where every seed comes
up,
or
spots maybe 12 inches long where there's nothing. I wonder if it's
insects, ants maybe.
I dithered about planting beans right up until the point where I
opened
the seed cabinet and discovered I have no bean seeds. Okay no
beans.
I'll fill out the beds with more tomato plants, I was only going
to
put
in five but ten will be better.  Husband is experimenting with his
tomato plants too, he's got a number of largish buckets and put
drain
holes in them and buried them. I think his idea is to fill them
with
dirt and that moisture-retaining crystal stuff, plant the
tomatoes in
them, and they will take less water than conventional planting. I
think
it won't work like he thinks but I'll watch with interest.
I'll have roses in bloom within a week. Iris are starting,
daffodils
are
gone, lilacs are almost gone, weeds are rampant.  I need time to
pull
weeds!

Cyndi

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Inland Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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Inland Jim
Willamette Valley
44.99 N 123.04 W
Elevation 148'
39.9" Precipitation
Hardiness Zone 8/9
Heat Zone 5
Sunset Zone 6
Minimum 0 F [-15 C]
Maximum 102 F [39 C]

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