My tomatoes are doing very nicely. I took some time to thin out some leaves and tie up the main stems. I'm no expert, but I do know enough to remove any leaves that are touching the ground or are odd colors.
|One side almost done.|
And the 'after':
|They may look a bit butchered, but they will be better for it.|
Tomatoes put out suckers that start between the main stem and a leaf. I try to pinch these out when they are small. They will grow quite large, and they WILL produce tomatoes, but they also make it hard to manage the plant and they draw strength from the main stem.
|That's gotta go.|
Here you can see a sucker that I missed when it was small. It already has some flowers on it so I just tied it up with the rest of the main stems. It will be fine.
|Just means more tomatoes.|
I planted two pepper plants on the North side of the tomato beds. They are looking a little anemic (So I bade sure to trim the tomato leaves covering them up.) but one has already produced two pretty jalapenos. These are supposed to be really big, so I'm going to give them some time to grow.
|They need to get bigger!|
I have some artichoke starts I want to add to the pond garden but haven't gotten them out there yet. Maybe tomorrow?