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Re: does one pinch tomatoes?

About hanging the tomatoes...no mess...I shake off the dirt.  The tomatoes
slowly ripen...not all at once so I use most all of them before taking down
the vine which slowly dries.  It works very well for me.

Bonnie Zone 7/7 ETN
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> [Original Message]
> From: <Cersgarden@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 4/29/2007 8:49:47 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] does one pinch tomatoes?
> Kitty, I do not pinch but I do prune up the stem as it matures to approx.
> lay newspapers around the plant and top with grass clippings several
> thick.   Disease is caused by water splashing from the soil to the lower
> and this helps prevent that & the papers & clippings hold a consistent 
> moisture.   I do not fertilize but add compost to the beds each fall.  
My tomatoes 
> get 8-9' tall & produce masses of fruit.   The Sweet Baby Girl did not
> quite that tall last year which was the first year I grew the variety. Be
> fall frost I gather the green tomatoes & place in a brown paper sack to
> They are much to tall to pull & hang.   Bonnie, isn't that   a mess?
>      BTW, Kitty, I plant my tomatoes in the ground approx May 15.
>                Ceres
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