Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Garden, Week 8: Tomatoes in Bondage


It had to happen sometime. We coddled them, cooed over them, fed them their favorite foods. But it's time for them to deal with the harsh realities of life, face the music, do or die.

Nighttime lows have crept up into the mid-50s here in the northern Willamette Valley and it looks likely to stay that way for the duration. So off came the Walls O' Water and in went the heavy-duty cages we got last year that seemed to hold up much better than those wimpy little circular cages. Tomatoes, you're on your own!

Second crops of radishes and greens also went in, which might or might not do well depending on how hot it gets and how soon, and the peas are starting to blossom. The peppers are just kind of sitting there until it starts baking, and then we'll see if they've got the right stuff. (C'mon, Jimmy Nardello's!)

2 comments:

Kim said...

I have tomato cage envy...

kab said...

It's a lot of expectation to put on little plants, I know, but hopefully they'll get the hint and go for broke. I'll keep you posted on how well they stand up (and if they stand up!).