Green tomatoes
Tuesday April 29th 2014, 11:08 pm
Filed under: My Garden

Bought some tomato plants at Costco a month ago, and given the half a dozen or so green globes on them by now it seemed high time to finally, y’know, plant them in the ground….

Spurred on by the fact that someone is bringing her surplus heirloom seedlings over on Saturday for me to grow a bit bigger and then share around the neighborhood. Well then. (Speak up if you want some.)

And so I did tonight. Knowing full well that even though squirrels don’t even like tomatoes, in our dry climate if not others they’ll steal every one for the juice inside–and then helpfully put the leftovers on top of the fence so you can have the rest, right?

I have a 52″ bird-netting tent on order via Home Despot.

Once I had the muddy soil packed back around them (always plant tomatoes a little deep–they’ll grow new roots from wherever the stem touches dirt) I poured cinnamon powder in a long circle around them.

In the morning we shall see if there are any paw prints. Or, hopefully, not.

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And did the cinnamon deter them?

Comment by DebbieR 04.30.14 @ 6:54 pm

Will a bird net keep the blasted deer out?

Comment by Channon 04.30.14 @ 6:57 pm

I’m loving your garden second-hand! We’re having cold/wet weather — it may hit 50 today. Not complaining about anything I don’t have to shovel!

In our experience, squirrels don’t like ground cayenne (the elcheapo stuff from CVS works fine), though birds don’t mind it at all.

Comment by Carol Telsey 05.01.14 @ 6:51 am

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